VIDEO: Remembering When the Bears Fumbled a TD Return at the Goal Line by Celebrating Too Early
By Max Staley
The Chicago Bears are one of the NFL's most iconic franchises. But they've often been associated with some truly disastrous moments. Take, for example, the "Double Doink" in the 2018 NFC Wild Card Game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
While this gaffe was nowhere near as consequential, it was a pretty rough moment for the franchise.
In a 2017 Week 3 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago blocked an end-of-half field goal and looked poised to score a game-altering touchdown. Instead, Marcus Cooper Sr. takes his foot off the gas well before he reaches the end zone and gets blindsided, resulting in a fumble.
In other words, what initially looked to be a 10-point swing in Chicago's favor resulted in no points being scored because of a bone-headed mistake. That's absolutely brutal.
Thankfully for Bears fans, Chicago managed to overcome this one, ultimately winning, 23-17, in overtime. But this game simply had no business being that close.
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