What we learned from the Chicago Bears win over the Ravens

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What we learned from the Chicago Bears 27-24 victory against the Baltimore Ravens.

It was not pretty, and you may not have any hair left, but the Chicago Bears beat the Baltimore Ravens 27-24 in overtime. The game should have never gone to overtime, but the Chicago Bears tried their hardest to give the game away.

In the first quarter, no scoring occurred on either side, but in the second quarter Chicago Bears’ kicker Connor Barth made it 3-0, after hitting a 24-yard field goal. Then, running back Tarik Cohen threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zach Miller, on a trick play.

It was a good play-call by Chicago Bears’ offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. After it was 10-0, Ravens’ kicker Justin Tucker hit a 27-yard field goal to make it 10-3 at the half.

In the third quarter, Chicago Bears’ quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Dion Sims, which made it 17-3. At that point, I thought it would be an easy win, but the Chicago Bears had other ideas.

Immediately following the touchdown by Sims, the Bears’ special teams forgot that they had to tackle the return man, which resulted in a 96-yard touchdown return by Bobby Rainey to make it 17-10.

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In the fourth quarter, Tucker hit a 31-yard field goal to make it 17-13. Chicago Bears’ safety Adrian Amos got his first career interception and returned it 90 yards for a pick-six, which made it 24-13. The game was not over, yet. Tucker added a 50-yard field goal to make it 24-16. Then, Ravens’ punt returner Michael Campanaro returned a punt 77 yards to the house. After, the two-point conversion, the game was tied 24-24.

In overtime, both teams had chances to score. On the third drive, the Chicago Bears offense finally got the job done and set up the game-winning 40-yard field goal by Connor Barth.

Now, let’s see what we learned from the game.