Why didn't Bears let 49ers score TD?
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 20:33:18 GMT

Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com.

After not stopping the 49ers on third down inside the 15 late in the fourth quarter, why didn’t the Bears let San Francisco score a touchdown? That would have at least given the Bears offense a chance to win the game with a late touchdown.

David J.

The situation you’re referring to occurred with 1:40 remaining after the 49ers had picked up a first down at the Bears’ 7-yard line. Coach John Fox acknowledged that he considered letting San Francisco score on the next play, but decided against it, saying: “We felt good about the block we had on the potential field goal. Neither one of those are great options at the 5- and 4-yard
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