Nick Foles magical as Bears sink Seahawks on late 2-point conversion

The Bears went for 2 with 1:01 left and came away with a win in frigid Seattle

Matt Nagy wasn’t going to play for any damn tie.

Not when his Chicago Bears had scored 9 straight points in the fourth quarter to climb within one of the Seattle Seahawks with 1:01 left on Sunday.

So, he let the magic man, Nick Foles do his thing, and the former Super Bowl MVP delivered a pass to Damiere Byrd in the back of the end zone and the Bears had a 25-24 victory.

The weather was far more Chicago-like than what is typical for the Northwest and the Bears clawed their way to their fifth victory.

Bad news for Bears’ backers with wicked bad beat

The Bears scored on the last play of the game and that created a bad, bad beat

The Chicago Bears were besieged by COVID-19, players coaches. They still had to play the Minnesota Vikings on Monday at Soldier Field.

Try as the might, the Bears were unable to find the end zone until 60 minutes elapsed in a 17-9 loss to their NFC North foe.

You ask how did they finally find the end zone after time ran out?

On the final play, trailing 17-3, Justin Fields threw a 19-yard pass to Jesper Horsted, the Princeton man.

Amidst some confusion, an official looked to rule Horsted short of the end zone, the referee then announced to all it was called a touchdown on the field.

Great, if you were getting the Bears and seven points as the spread had ballooned thanks to Chicago’s woes. The PAT would get you a push or a 2-point conversion would be the ultimate holiday gift cover.

Sorry, bad news for the Bears’ backers.

Because the touchdown came with 0:00 on the scoreboard, there would be no PAT.

Game over, 17-9. And in a 4-10 season, the Chicago Bears’ faithful took another brutal beat.

No one would blame anyone if they felt like hibernating.

Bears’ David Montgomery with ultimate stretch uniform

David Montgomery’s uniform belongs in the Hall of Fame for staying intact

There used to be the great tearaway jerseys all football fans loved to watch come apart.

Now, the uniforms give and give and give and won’t break.

The image looks Photoshopped but it isn’t. That is part of David Montgomery’s equipment somehow staying intact while stretching for about three yards.

Lions and Bears each try to defer after Thanksgiving coin toss

A bad matchup started off with a bizarre coin toss

Who could blame either of these teams with the way their offenses have played in 2021?

The coin toss for the Chicago Bears-Detroit Lions game turned into a comedy routine.

The 3-7 Bears called the toss and lost — of course. While the players enjoyed some holiday chatting, the 0-9-1 Lions decided they would defer.

The poor official then tried to get the attention of Bears LB Christian Jones, who was having more fun with the Lions’ Alex Anzalone and his blonde locks.

Watch as Jones tells the official he wants to defer, too.

Finally, the official was able to get Jones to focus and make a proper decision.

There is something about the Lions and Thanksgiving coin tosses.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmxb9FhiMaA

Chicago Bulls fans chant: Fire Nagy

Matt Nagy’s name was chanted at the Pacers-Bulls game and it wasn’t good for the Bears’ coach

You know things are going poorly when the coach who fans want to be fired isn’t the winless one in a Thanksgiving Day game.

Monday night in Chicago, Bulls fans took out their frustrations during a blowout loss to the Indiana Pacers on Bears coach Matt Nagy.

Give a listen as they chant in unison: “Fire Nagy.”

The Bears play the winless Detroit Lions on Thursday and Nagy should be thrilled it is a road game for Chicago.

The chant also took place at a high school football game.

The school principal apologized. Don’t expect the Bulls to make a similar statement.

Overall, Nagy is 31-27 as Bears coach. He won 12 of those games in his rookie season as head coach. The Bears are 3-7 heading into the game with the 0-8-1 Lions.

Bears lose star LB Khalil Mack to season-ending foot surgery

The Bears have lost star LB Khalil Mack for the rest of 2021

The Chicago Bears were hit with a jolt Friday when it was learned star linebacker Khalil Mack is done for the season.

Mack faces foot surgery and that will sideline him for the rest of 2021.

Mack had 6 sacks in 7 games this season.

In other moves, the Bears signed outside linebacker Bruce Irvin to their practice squad, placed linebacker Danny Trevathan on injured reserve and promoted outside linebacker Cassius Marsh from their practice squad to their active roster.

Justin Fields delivers clutch touchdown pass for Bears

This a case of Justin Fields coming of age?

Justin Fields came up huge for the Chicago Bears in the fourth quarter Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Trailing 26-20, Fields directed a drive that ended in a touchdown pass to Darnell Mooney.

The TD play completed a drive that saw Fields hit Allen Robinson earlier for 39 yards with a beautiful pass.

After the PAT, Chicago led, 27-26.

 

Bears narrow gap on special-teams touchdown

A play by the special teams gave the Chicago Bears new life

Time was running out on the Chicago Bears Monday night in Pittsburgh when they got a huge play — and six points — on special teams.

The Bears punted to the Steelers in the fourth quarter and returner Ray-Ray McCloud returned it 9 yards and fumbled as he was being tackled.

DeAndre Houston-Carson picked the ball up and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown. After the PAT, Chicago trailed 23-20.

(6:47) P.O’Donnell punts 57 yards to PIT 20, Center-P.Scales. R.McCloud to PIT 29 for 9 yards (C.Johnson). FUMBLES (C.Johnson), RECOVERED by CHI-D.Houston-Carson at PIT 25. D.Houston-Carson for 25 yards, TOUCHDOWN. C.Santos extra point is GOOD, Center-P.Scales, Holder-P.O’Donnell.

 

 

Bears score on Justin Fields’ remarkable run

Justin Fields showed his electric form on a touchdown run in the fourth quarter

This is what Chicago Bears fans were hoping for when the team traded up to draft Ohio State QB Justin Fields.

Fourth-and-1 and trailing by seven in the fourth quarter Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, Fields took the snap and became a magician.

The rookie looked trapped, scrambled, and found open space and a rather circuitous route to the end zone.

Of course, the PAT was missed so the Bears still trailed by one.

Bears coach Matt Nagy tests positive for COVID-19

Bears head coach Matt Nagy has tested positive for COVID-19

Not much has been positive about the Chicago Bears lately. And now, something positive is a big negative.

Head coach Matt Nagy revealed Monday he has texted positive for COVID-19.

Special teams coach Chris Tabor will run team meetings while Nagy is quarantined.

The Bears are 3-4 and coming off a thrashing by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7. They play host to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 8

In other NFC North COVID-related news, the Packers are expected to be without defensive coordinator Joe Barry for Thursday’s game at Arizona because he tested positive for COVID-19, sources confirmed.