Not only was it the coldest (-2) Bears game in history at kickoff, but they also defeated their most hated rival the Green Bay Packers 20-17.
The Bears were trailing 14-3 at half to the 5-9 Packers and basically did nothing offensively.
They adjusted at half, just like me.
My hands were pretty much frozen, so I put multiple hand warmers in my gloves.
That saved me, and the Bears.
Three reasons how they won:
1. Special Teams- Robbie Gould, Danieal Manning and Alex Brown had huge plays.
2. Matt Forte- He came up big late in the game.
3. The fans- they play a huge role in this one.
If they lost, I would have wasted my time freezing my hands.
Thank goodness they won.
Now they play a 7-8 Houston Texans team in Houston, a must win game to even have a shot at the playoffs.
They need Minnesota to lose to the Giants in Minnesota and the Cowboys and Bucs both to lose.
If Minnesota loses and we win were NFC North champs, and if Dallas and Tampa Bay lose and we win we clinch a wild card spot.
What a great weekend for me.
Not only do the the Chicago Bulls win Saturday night, but all the teams the Bears needed to lose lost and they pick up a huge win.
Just a few notes:
S Mike Brown injured his calf late in the second quarter and did not return.
The 4th and one, when it was 17-10 was converted by only an inch.
Matt Forte played through an injured toe to keep the Bears playoffs hopes alive.
The coin toss in OT went off of Brian Urlacher’s Helmet.
Alex Brown had this to say about his blocked field goal to save the day:
We got a great push from a lot of different people. I was just the one who got my hand on it, we were saying on the sidelines that we have to block it. I got through pretty good but I didn’t really think that was going to happen. You just go as hard as you can and see if you can get a hand up and hopefully you can get it.”
Orton had this to say after the game:
“Everything fell right, gave us a lot of momentum and energy coming into this game. We just had to carry it all the way through.”
Lovie on team win:
“I don’t know if I’ve ever been prouder of a team.”
All quotes from Yahoosports.com