Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman returned interceptions for touchdowns as the Bears beat the Cowboys, 34-18, Monday night in Dallas. Tony Romo threw five interceptions, matching the most in his nine-season career.

Major Wright had two of the picks, and the one by Briggs came on a wild two-play exchange of turnovers midway through the third quarter.

Chicago's first fumble of the season came when Jay Cutler was sacked by DeMarcus Ware and Victor Butler to set up Dallas (2-2) at the Bears' 27.

On the very next play, Romo was trying to escape pressure when he was hit from behind by Henry Melton. The ball popped forward into the air, and Briggs grabbed it and rumbled for his first interception return for a score since 2005 to put the Bears (3-1) ahead 24-7.

Colts' Pagano has leukemia

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It took Chuck Pagano less than nine months to instill his fighter's mentality and hopeful spirit in the Colts. He'll need both to survive the biggest battle of his life: leukemia.

The Colts announced that their first-year coach was hospitalized for cancer treatment Wednesday and probably would not return to full coaching duties this season. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will replace him on an interim basis.

Pagano has acute promyelocytic leukemia, in which the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells that interfere with healthy blood cells.

The shocking news trickled out one day before his 52nd birthday.

"He will do fine," Arians said, his voice cracking as he recalled his own fight with prostate cancer in 2007. "I know him. He's a fighter.''-- AP