Jesper Horsted Explains What Happened (Er, What Didn't Happen) On That Wild Final Play

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Jesper Horsted Explains What Happened (Er, What Didn’t Happen) On That Wild Final Play

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If you thought the final play of the Bears-Packers game was wild, take a glance at how it looked in the official game-book:

The play itself was a sight to behold, but that whole sequence was a trip. And when you read it out loud, good luck keeping track.

So … what happened here? Well, let’s allow Jesper Horsted to walk us through it:

Again, there is so much going on the play. So while the fan in me wants to be over the top in being upset with Horsted not pitching to an open teammate, this is one of those “easier said than done” situations. It’s not like Horsted wanted to hold onto the ball for the glory of scoring a touchdown. And while Horsted is clear in what his intentions were, he simply couldn’t get it together to make it happen. That stings all over.

Not just for Horsted, but for his teammates, too.

Not only did Allen Robinson’s body language come across loud and clear through the television set, it essentially spoke for Bears fans everywhere.

And he knows it:

Robinson had the angle on what could have been a touchdown that could have put the Bears in position to tie the game with a successful two-point conversion. But because tight end Jesper Horsted couldn’t extend to make a pitch to extend the play, Robinson (and everyone else watching) was left with that sinking feeling.

In the end, we’re talking about a disappointing ending in a game where needing a desperation play like that shouldn’t have even been in consideration. The Bears had plenty of previous opportunities to make plays and score touchdown drives. Settling for field goals when going up against Aaron Rodgers led teams is never a recipe for success. This play is just the latest chapter in that particular story.



Author: Luis Medina

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