The Chicago Bears are certainly not taking advantage of their opportunity to win the NFC North on Sunday night as they’re currently getting obliterated on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles.
If anything, the Chicago offense can’t really seem to get anything going tonight whatsoever, as the Eagles defense has been all over them. They’ve gotten consistent pressure on QB Jay Cutler and have stopped virtually everything else to boot.
So naturally, it would only make sense that the defense would get some points for their team at some point or another, and that’s exactly what they did in the third quarter.
After a beautiful punt pinned the Bears back by their own end zone, Chicago tried to get themselves some breathing room by handing the ball off to running back Matt Forte.
However, Philadelphia’s Cedric Thornton had other ideas as he was able to stop Forte in the end zone for the safety and the two points for his squad, even furthering their lead:
The play was reviewed after a challenge by Chip Kelly, and was found that Forte obviously didn’t get the ball all the way out of the end zone.