Wild first-half finish formula into additional play, margin idea for Bears

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CHICAGO — The final method during a finish of Sunday’s initial half in Chicago was so furious that it took adult 10 lines of space in a play-by-play apportionment of a NFL’s central measure sheet.

The idiocy began with 6 seconds until halftime, when Chicago Bears special teams ace Sherrick McManis blocked a 35-yard margin idea try that Marcus Cooper scooped adult on a run.

Cooper had zero though illumination between him and a finish zone, though he inexplicably slowed down right before he crossed a idea line and was strike from behind by a Steelers’ Vance McDonald. Cooper fumbled a round into a finish zone, though Pittsburgh punter/holder Jordan Berry swatted a round out of finish before a Bears actor could tumble on it.

Initially, arbitrate Clete Blakeman ruled a play a fumble, though announced that a chastisement for knocking a round out of a finish section would not be enforced and a half was over. Pittsburgh immediately left a margin and sprinted towards a locker room.

But after a officials reviewed a play, Blakeman ruled a Steelers were guilty of illegally batting a round out of a behind of a finish zone, and awarded a Bears a round during a mark of Cooper’s fail — a 1-yard line — and gave Chicago a event to run one some-more play.

After a Steelers invulnerability returned from a locker room, Chicago lined adult to run a play from a 1, though left tackle Charles Leno jumped offside.

After a 5-yard penalty, Chicago inaugurated to flog a 24-yard margin idea to take a 17-7 lead into halftime.


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