Bears Stay Hot in Frigid Chicago

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Chicago (AP) The Chicago Bears are still alive in the hunt for an NFL playoff berth.

Winning their second straight overtime game, the bears turned back the Green Bay packers 20-17 at frigid Soldier Field. Robbie Gould boomed a 38-yard field goal in overtime to keep the bears’ postseason hopes alive. It was Gould’s second straight OT game-winner.

Chicago’s Alex Brown blocked Mason Crosby’s 38-yard field-goal attempt with 18 seconds left in regulation to preserve a 17-17 tie and send the game into overtime.

The temperature at Soldier Field was announced at 2 degrees. That made it the coldest home game in Bears’ history since records started being kept in 1963. The wind chill was 13 below.

Next up for the bears is a visit to Houston on the final Sunday of the season. If they win and Minnesota loses, the Bears win the NFC central. The bears can also clinch a playoff berth if they win and Dallas and Tampa Bay loses.

Bears coach Lovie Smith says all the Bears can do “is get another win and see what happens.”

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