The Chicago Bears are a terrible football team. The Green Bay Packers are an elite football team. As a result, the Bears were heavy underdogs going into their Sunday Night Football matchup this week. However, regardless of what happens in the game, there is no doubt that Jakeem Grant had a half of football that he is never going to forget.
He had one reception in the first half and it ended up being worth 46 yards and taken all the way for a touchdown. It was a very impressive play for himself and Justin Fields who threw him the ball. All we want to see is Fields play well so it was great to see him connect to Grant on that one. It was the game’s first touchdown of any kind.
Later in the half, he made a big play that really gave the Bears some extra life. They clearly had some extra pep in their step by playing the Packers but this play made it even more apparent. Jakeem Grant was already running well on punt returns but he capped off his magnificent half by returning one all the way for a touchdown.
He had three total returns for 131 yards. The 97 yards on the touchdown was the longest put return for a touchdown by any Bears player dating back to 1960. That is a little surprising when you think about someone like Devin Hester but Grant even outdid him on one specific play.
The Chicago Bears had a decent first half from Jakeem Grant in every aspect.
It was one of the most exciting plays that the Bears have had this season. They haven’t done a lot of winning but this first half gave them a legit chance to win the football game. Justin Fields is playing well too which is exciting but Grant really wants to see the Bears end their losing streak to Green Bay.
The Packers are so good that Grant was able to have that good of a half and still only come out down 27-21. The game went into the locker room with a chance for either team to win. It will certainly be interesting to see how they come out in the second half.
Green Bay will certainly make some adjustments but nobody should be surprised if they do. It would be great for Jakeem Grant to make a similar impact on the offense and in the return game again. He will certainly be remembering what happened in this game for a long time regardless of how it ends.