September 30, 2022

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Justin Fields’ failed 4th-and-1 play halts the Chicago Bears’ momentum. What the QB had to say about the call — and the replay.

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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields was firm when asked about the critical fourth-and-1 play in the Green Bay Packers’ 27-10 victory Sunday night at Lambeau Field.

Did Fields think he crossed the goal line midway through the fourth quarter?

“Yeah,” Fields said.

How much would it have changed the game if the officials agreed?

“It changes everything,” he said.

The Bears were trailing 24-10 with 8 minutes, 13 seconds left when they lined up inside the 1-yard line. Fields took a shotgun snap and surged forward behind a scrum of players that included right guard Lucas Patrick, tight end Cole Kmet and running back David Montgomery. Fields wriggled forward toward the line, but officials ruled he didn’t make it across.

Bears coach Matt Eberflus challenged the ruling, and the…

Tribune News Service

2022-09-19 00:22:07

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