Bears Trick Play Featured More Than 3,200 Pounds of Beef

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Bears Trick Play Featured More Than 3,200 Pounds of Beef

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Little did we know that Matt Nagy’s bag of tricks would have some holiday flair.

With the Chicago Bears looking to add on to a precarious 8-6 lead, their head coach called upon a play that put everyone at Soldier Field in a celebratory mood:

And here’s the play:

Not bad for something cooked up and installed on a Friday!

Here is a different perspective on what it looked like with all that super-sized beef in motion:

Look at the numbers on the field for this play!

In addition to 72, 68, 75, 78, and 70 – a.k.a. the offensive linemen you’ve grown to know and love in 2018 – the Bears added 90 (Jonathan Bullard), 95 (Roy Robertson-Harris), 96 (Akiem Hicks), 98 (Bilal Nichols), and 79 (Sowell). Talk about a full house backfield.

The audacity to run a play where the quarterback is the only skill-position player, use a defensive tackle to sell play action, and to have a defensive end (who used to be an outside linebacker) and a swing tackle as the only players to run patterns in the end zone is absurd. I can’t even. I mean, who even thinks of this stuff?

Seriously, how does this:

… turn into this:

… and result in this:

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#SNF game balls: 79 & 96. #🐻⬇️

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You know what, I’m done asking questions. Let’s just enjoy the ride.

Because in a game that featured Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, Allen Robinson, Jordan Howard, and Tarik Cohen, that it’s Bradley Sowell getting a game ball for catching the game’s only touchdown in just makes sense.


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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.