Watson & Co. Get Credit for a Play That Looks Awfully Familiar and Other Bears Bullets

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Watson & Co. Get Credit for a Play That Looks Awfully Familiar and Other Bears Bullets

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I had a dream that Chicago was hit by a surprise blizzard overnight, so I bet you can imagine the sense of relief I had when I saw no snow on the ground this morning.

  • It is far more enjoyable (not to mention far less stressful) to watch a Sunday afternoon slate of NFL games knowing the Bears already won their tilt. Sigh … then Sunday Night Football happened and it had me in my feelings.
  • To put it in its simplest terms, Deshaun Watson went off against the reigning Super Bowl champs:

  • He also did something that hadn’t been done in an NFL regular-season game sine Jim McMahon (yep, that Jim McMahon) in 1985:

  • This is what it looked like:

  • And now, in graphic form:

  • Of course, nothing beats the original:


  • AHEM! I said nothing beats THE ORIGINAL:

  • Ah, yes. That’s more like it.
  • I’m just saying: Put some respect on the names of Mitchell Trubisky and Dowell Loggains.
  • *thinking man emoji face*

  • Another explanation:

  • A play drawn up by Bears coaches working with Watson is a cruel twist of the knife if you really sit down and think about the history that never was.
  • Then again, this isn’t the first time someone has ripped a trick play from the Bears’ playbook to use in a high-leverage moment in a big game:

  • Yesterday must have been a trick-play Sunday, because the Dolphins went off with this one:

  • I can’t front, so I’ll just say that is the greatest trick play I have ever seen. Great design, better execution.
  • Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but seeing the Bears’ kicker on the field gives me enough angst. So, by no means, should the Bears try their own version of “Finkle is Einhorn” in the future.
  • An updated look at the Bears’ Super Bowl odds:

  • And to think, there was a moment on Sunday when the Bears’ playoff odds jumped above 4 percent. Things were looking better than they had been until the Rams put a butt-whoopoin’ on the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. Not only does Los Angeles have a one-game lead on the Bears in the wild-card chase, it owns the tie-breaker by having beaten Chicago head-to-head. Sigh. This is how things unfold when you don’t handle business elsewhere.
  • For the record, the Bears are still kicking’ when it comes to chasing a playoff spot:

  • The Bears are undefeated in the uniforms they’ll be wearing on Thursday:


  • Let’s keep an eye on this, too:

  • If the Panthers crawl back to Cam Newton this offseason, this graphic is all you need to know as to why:

  • This is neat:


  • Wait … is the most entertaining football team in this state is a Division III college football squad?

Author: Luis Medina

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