Bears’ kicker leads dramatic comeback win

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The Bears have their kicker.

Eddy Pineiro hit a 54-yard game-winning field goal as time expired in Denver today, helping Chicago win 16-14 — and helping to exorcise the demons of last season’s heartbreaking playoff loss.

Pineiro’s kick came after Joe Flacco appeared to lead the Broncos to a dramatic comeback win. With just 31 seconds to play and the Bears beating the Broncos 13-6, Flacco threw a touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders that could have sent the game into overtime — if the Broncos had kicked the extra point. But it got crazy.

The Broncos lined up for a two-point conversion, but they were flagged for delay of game. Not wanting to try the conversion from the 7-yard line, they opted to kick the extra point — which missed. Except that the Bears jumped offside, and when the Broncos accepted that penalty, they chose to go for two again. This time it was from the 1-yard line because of the Chicago penalty, and Denver converted to take a 14-13 lead.

That wasn’t the end, though. Mitchell Trubisky, who had been struggling all game, managed to get the Bears into field goal range, with the help of a highly questionable roughing the passer call. After Trubisky’s last pass the clock briefly showed 0:00, but the officials ruled that the Bears had called timeout with one second left. With that second, Pineiro worked his magic.

The Bears need more than field goals, and Trubisky’s struggles are a real issue. But for now, Chicago is celebrating an improvement to 1-1, and Denver is stuck at 0-2.

59 responses to “Bears’ kicker leads dramatic comeback win

  1. Kinda BS, refs flagged Chubbs with a horrible roughing a passer and granted Bears a timeout quicker than anything in the history of the sport.

  2. Here’s to all those clowns on here bad talking Nagy and the kicker situation!!


  3. Lets see him kick in December. I would have wrote January but da Bears are not a playoff team with that QB and offense, no offense to da Bears fans.

  4. “Eddy Pineiro hit a 54-yard game-winning field goal”

    But wait… it ain’t no thing see, cuz they some woman soccer kicker what can do it too, didn’t you know?


  5. Kudoes to Piniero, but Trubisky is still not the answer at QB. The Bears need to draft one next spring, because Mitchell still looks like a freshman college QB.

  6. For all the Broncos fans complaining about the officiating, the ball was misplaced on the Bears offside and should have been half the distance to the goal from the 7 and not from the 1 yard line.

  7. Maybe they would have won if Bolles had only 3 holding penalties and Flacco didn’t throw a pick on the 1 yard line.

  8. Everyone complaining about the bs call on Chubb seem to be forgetting the bs call on Floyd. Refs were nothing if not consistent(ly awful).

  9. baldbuc says:
    September 15, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Made possible by a BS roughing the passer call on Chubb. The NFL is turning into soccer.


    Eddie Goldman was called for the same exact roughing the passer on a perfectly clean tackle in the first half, cry more!

  10. Flacco vs. Trubisky was like watching a tennis match between Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder. My god – if only Khalil Mack could play QB too.

    It’s unreal how bad Trubisky is.

  11. Roughing the passer call was BS on Chubb and so was the one called on Eddie Goldman of the Bears. And I’m a Bears fan lol. I’ll take the win begrudgingly, I still think Trubisky is the problem with our offense. He can’t make anticipatory throws, he can’t throw anyone open and he lacks competent accuracy. The last issue probably is most likely the reason for the first two.


  12. Trubisky SUCKS
    Nagy is overrated

    And the Bears won because the moronic officials called the WORST roughing the passer penalty I have ever seen!
    Then granted Chicago a PHANTOM timeout with no time on the clock!

    I GUARANTEE the NFL will acknowledge their mistake
    But too little, too late
    Denver should have had Sean Payton on their sidelines
    He would have whines his way into a review of that Roughing call!

  13. Heart stopping. Bears still have lots of problems — but it appears kicking in no longer one of them!

  14. The decision to trade for Joe Flacco is just brilliant. The decision to hire a head coach who demands a trade for Joe Flacco is equally brilliant.

  15. Ok the refs gave the Bronco’s so many more calls than the Bears what about the unsportsmanlike conduct flag on Floyd or the quick whistle on Fullers int taking away a pick 6 cry about the Refs all you want but the bad calls went both ways

  16. Both teams benefited from bogus roughing the passer call. But only Denver fans are whining.

  17. hailtothenamechange says:
    September 15, 2019 at 7:48 pm
    Offside is a five yard penalty. How does the ball move six yards forward on the two-point try?
    New rule added 3-4 years ago:

    In the event of a penalty, the team that has scored a touchdown can change its mind about whether to go for one or two.

    For example, if the team that has scored a touchdown opts to go for two but is called for holding, the team can then go for two from the 12, or go for one. The only catch is that the 10-yard penalty also would apply to the try for one point, pushing the line of scrimmage to the 25 and making the kick 42 yards. Still, a 42-yard kick for one would make more sense than a 12-yard gain for two.

    The same concept applies in the event of a defensive penalty. If the team that has scored goes for one and the defense jumps offside, the team can then go for two, with the penalty enforced from the two.

  18. It is unbelievable what this league has come to. No review on time, allow an alleged rapist to play, inconsistent pass interference. A joke of a league.

  19. I’m confused as well. If the Bears were going for 2 from the 2, got a 5 yard penalty pushing it back to the 7. Electing to then have the ball placed at the 20 for the 1 point try. But then the Broncos were offsides on the miss……in which the Bears again wanted to go for 2….wouldn’t you go back to the 7 and mark off half the distance to the 3.5 yard line??

  20. Worst roughing call I’ve seen in at least an hour (there were a lot today).

    Trash game result, and I hate the Broncos. But not reviewable. Call Sean Payton.

  21. It’s easy not whine when your team wins. Regardless, both teams will be drafting in the low teens for the foreseeable future.

  22. In addition to the highly questionable RTP call, I loved how the refs found a way, without any explanation, to give the Bears one last second to kick the winner when all official field clocks had the game over. Something not right here. Does the NFL have a coalition with Vegas and other gambling states? Wouldn’t surprise me. That would be huge slush fund money.

  23. Defensive back in that situation had to know…let the WR catch the ball and roll around…cant call a timeout during the middle of a play…game over…however got an nba finish

  24. droppedinagreasefire says:
    September 15, 2019 at 8:01 pm
    Chicago is a much bigger market than Denver. More ancillary money to the NFL when they do well. Today, the fix was in. Terrible RIP call at the end


    So where was the NFL when the bears spent 2011-2017 in the bottom 5 of the league?

  25. hailtothenamechange says:
    September 15, 2019 at 7:48 pm
    Offside is a five yard penalty. How does the ball move six yards forward on the two-point try?
    Maybe if you understand the rules better, you’d be able to answer your own question.

  26. Made BOTH 52 yards FG and 53 yards FG- under PRESSURE no less!

    …at least the Bears have a great clutch kicker..

    Maybe Nagy knew what he was doing with the practice silent routine!

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