Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) takes the field before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Bears recover Packers fumble, think play is dead and give up a touchdown (GIF)

We knew the Chicago bears game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon would be filled with plenty of interesting moments but none will top what we saw happen late in the second quarter when the football changed possession three times, ending in a Packers touchdown.

The whole play started when Aaron Rodgers was stripped before he threw the ball and the Bears recovered it. But it looked as though the Bears defense thought the whistle had blown the play dead when it actually hadn’t and they set the football down. This is when Packers receiver Jarrett Boykin picked the ball up, stood there for a few seconds before realizing the play wasn’t dead and sprinted into the endzone.


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No one had any idea what was going on at any moment, but all that matters is the referees never blew the play dead and the Packers ended up with possession and the easiest, most bizarre touchdown of the season.

It might end up being the play that cost the Bears their season and if that’s the case, it probably couldn’t be more symbolic of how things have gone for Chicago in 2013.

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