If You Missed the Crazy Ending to Bears-Broncos, Here's What Happened (VIDEO)

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If You Missed the Crazy Ending to Bears-Broncos, Here’s What Happened (VIDEO)

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Leave it to these Chicago Bears to come through with one of the wildest endings of Week 2 to secure their first win of the 2019 season.

Strap yourself in and behold the wildest “39 seconds” of the NFL’s centennial season:


To summarize:

  • The Broncos scored a touchdown as Joe Flacco turned back the clock with a 7-yard touchdown dart to Emmanuel Sanders, who looks healthy again after missing a good chunk of last year with an ACL injury.
  • After playing it conservatively on Monday Night Football, Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio decides to roll the dice against his old mates and go for the two-point conversion yesterday. Well, they were … then Flacco and the offense couldn’t get lined up in time to get a play off (Denver was called for a delay of game penalty that set the team back five yards). Based on how often Aaron Rodgers gets away with those, I had almost forgotten that was a rule offenses had to comply with in 2019.
  • Broncos kicker Brandon McManus was set up to kick an extra-point to tie the game, but the 38-yard try was missed wide right. There was momentary jubilation until Buster Skrine was whistled offsides.
  • But wait … should that have been a penalty on the Broncos?

  • Nevertheless, Buster Skrine being called for an offsides penalty gave the Broncos new life and allowed them to re-consider their strategy. Naturally, Fangio returns to his riverboat gambling ways and goes for the two-point conversion to take the lead. And in a play that looked awfully familiar to the touchdown the Eagles scored to beat the Bears on Wild-Card Sunday back in January, the score was good.
  • But this game was far from over. The Bears went 30 yards in six plays that spanned 30 seconds, with Mitch Trubisky delivering the most clutch strike of the game to Allen Robinson, who wisely gave himself up just in time to set up an Eddy Piñeiro field goal.


  • And you all know what happened after that. But in case you missed it, here we go:


You simply can’t script professional football. Not like this.

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Author: Luis Medina

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