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Ryan Moats' 2-yard run early in the third quarter stretched Houston's lead to 21-10.
After an ugly first quarter, the Texans got on track in the second, and Matt Schaub found Johnson for a 43-yard touchdown pass to make it 10-7.
Danieal Manning fumbled the kickoff and Brown recovered, giving Houston the ball on the Chicago 38.
Johnson's second touchdown, which he snatched out of the hands of a defender, put the Texans ahead 14-10 at halftime.
Brandon Lloyd gave the Bears an early lead when he scored on a 4-yard pass with about six minutes left in the first quarter.
Charles Tillman forced a fumble by Slaton on the ensuing drive and the Bears pushed the lead to 10-0 with a 37-yard field goal by Robbie Gould.
Houston struggled in the first quarter, facing a third-and-34 at one point after an intentional grounding penalty on Schaub.
Schaub finished 27-of-36 for 328 yards and two touchdowns.
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