Marcus Cooper hopefully will never slow down before actually scoring a touchdown again.
The Bears cornerback appeared to have an easy score while returning a blocked field goal during Sunday’s game against the Steelers, but he slowed down before crossing into the end zone.
The Bears were able to make the most out of Cooper’s fumble and apparent touchback.
After reviewing the play, Steelers punter Jordan Berry was called for an illegal bat of the ball out of the end zone.
The penalty was enforced at the Steelers’ 1-yard line, which allowed Chicago one untimed down.
Bears kicker Connor Barth made a 24-yard field goal attempt as the first-half clock expired.
Elite Kids Kellen Winslow Jersey You can make a case that the Texans lost through a self-inflicted mistake of another kind. Facing fourth-and-inches on the Patriots’ 18-yard line with 2:24 to go and a two-point lead, coach Bill O’Brien elected to send out kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn to attempt a 36-yard field goal to go up five, handing the ball back to Tom Brady while trusting the defense to come up with a stop. The alternative option, of course, would have been to trust Deshaun Watson to find a half-yard and move the chains, even if it meant the downside of turning the ball over to Brady with the Pats only in need of a field goal to win.
Should the Texans have gone for it? I think so. Their running game had been effective in the second half against a thin Patriots defense; while Lamar Miller had been stuffed for no gain on the third-and-1 before O’Brien’s call, it was the first time in 18 second-half tries that Houston’s rushing attack had been stopped for no gain or a loss. The Patriots had just used their two timeouts, but their defense also had faced 36 plays during the second half and looked worse for wear.