Chicago Bears Lose Heartbreaker After Final-Second Area Aim Hits Crossbar

Nick Foles discovered Golden Tate for a 2-yard landing move on fourth-and-goal
with 56 seconds remaining within the fourth quarter, and the Philadelphia Eagles
held on for a 16-15 win over the host Chicago Bears on Sunday within the NFC
divisional playoffs.

The Eagles have been stuffed on three performs from the 2-yard line earlier than Tate hauled
within the move simply past the objective line with the season at stake. The defending
Tremendous Bowl champions will journey south to face the top-seeded New Orleans
Saints subsequent week.

Bears kicker Cody Parkey missed a 43-yard discipline objective within the closing seconds for
Chicago as teammates watched in disbelief from the sideline. Parkey’s kick hit
the left upright after which hit the crossbar earlier than bouncing again into the tip
zone. It was the sixth time he hit the upright this season.

“I really feel horrible,” Parkey informed reporters afterward. “There’s actually no reply
to it. I assumed I hit a great ball.”

Foles accomplished 25 of 40 passes for 266 yards, two touchdowns and two
interceptions. Tate and Dallas Goedert every had a landing catch.

Mitchell Trubisky accomplished 26 of 43 passes for 303 yards and one landing in
his playoff debut. His high goal was Allen Robinson, who completed with 10
catches for 143 yards and a landing.

Robinson hauled in a 22-yard rating alongside the fitting sideline to offer Chicago a
15-10 lead with 9:04 remaining within the fourth quarter. Taylor Gabriel was
stuffed in entrance of the objective line on a dashing try for a failed two-point

The Eagles grabbed a 10-6 lead with 5:20 to go within the third quarter. Foles
seemed to his left and linked with Goedert on a slant route towards the tip
zone for a 10-yard rating. The completion ― which got here with solely 10 Bears on
the sphere ― capped a seven-play, 83-yard scoring drive.

Chicago pulled inside 10-9 with 14:13 remaining within the fourth quarter. Parkey
made a 34-yard discipline objective for his third strike of the sport.

Philadelphia opened the scoring on the primary possession of the sport with a
43-yard discipline objective from Jake Elliott.

The Bears’ offense had back-to-back punts earlier than Parkey evened the rating at Three
with a 36-yard discipline objective with 9:38 to play within the second quarter. An
interception by Bears linebacker Roquan Smith on the earlier drive helped to
arrange the rating.

Chicago took a 6-Three lead as time expired within the half on Parkey’s 29-yarder.

The Eagles will go to New Orleans subsequent Sunday, whereas the Dallas Cowboys go to
the second-seeded Los Angeles Rams on Saturday.