Grasp exhibitions in every one of the three stages lifted the Bears to a hard-battled 20-19 win over Tom Brady and the Buccaneers Thursday night at Soldier Field.
With the Bears following 19-17, Nick Foles finished passes of 10 yards to Anthony Miller on third-and-nine and 17 yards to David Montgomery, setting Cairo Santos in place to bore a thumbs up 38-yard field objective with 1:13 remaining.
The Buccaneers followed by coming to their own 41, yet the Bears protection secured the triumph when reinforcement wellbeing DeAndre Houston-Carson separated Brady's pass proposed for tight end Cameron Brate on fourth-and-six with :33 to play. Houston-Carson was squeezed energetically on guard since hold securities Deon Bush and Sherrick McManis both were idle because of wounds.
"They're not generally the prettiest of wins, however I hope to end the game with our safeguard having a chance to close down perhaps the best quarterback to actually make light of this game with 1:13 to go one point," said mentor Matt Nagy. "And afterward to come through with that, that is a gigantic success."
In vanquishing Brady without precedent for six gatherings, the Bears improved to 4-1. They actually have opportunity to get better, yet Nagy is satisfied with his group's record.
"The best part pretty much this that I'm super-energized with our players and our mentors is that we're 4-1, and we realize we can play significantly better," Nagy said.
"We've been versatile with how we've come through in various circumstances. I said it half a month back: There's something unique about this group. We discover approaches to win. It's not in every case lovely; we absolutely get that. Be that as it may, this is a major success for us."
Foles missed a few tosses early, neglecting to interface on a profound pass to Darnell Mooney and overshooting Allen Robinson II on a short toss on third-and-two that ought to have brought about a simple finishing for a first down.
However, the veteran quarterback bounced back to rifle a 12-yard score pass to Jimmy Graham late in the primary half before designing two basic final quarter drives that brought about Santos field objectives. Foles completed the game finishing 30 of 42 passes for 243 yards with one TD, one block attempt and a 83.7 passer rating.
"That is what his identity is," Nagy said. "With everything taken into account, the offense made plays when they needed to, and I feel that is one of the unique attributes Nick has."
The Bears protection additionally made plays when it needed to. The unit held the Buccaneers to one score—driving them to settle four field objectives—five days after Brady had tossed five TD passes in a 38-31 win over the Chargers.
The future Hall of Famer finished 25 of 41 passes for 253 yards with one TD and a 86.7 passer rating. In Brady's three past games against the Bears—all Patriots wins—New England scored 36, 51 and 38 focuses.
The Bears created predictable weight on Brady Thursday night, with Khalil Mack recording two of the protection's three sacks. Mack had a third sack invalidated when he drew a roughing-the-passer punishment in the wake of tossing Brady to the ground after the whistle.
"You have a person like Khalil that, each and every snap, he's bringing it, and you simply need to realize that he's coming," Nagy said.
Kyle Fuller created what Nagy portrayed as the greatest play of the game when his consummately planned squashing hit on running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn brought about a bumble that Robert Quinn recouped at the Buccaneers' 27. The play was at first controlled a deficient pass yet was turned around after a replay survey demonstrated that Vaughn had the ball before losing it.
The takeaway came after Montgomery's 3-yard TD run had attracted the Bears to inside 13-7 and set up Foles' TD pass to Graham. The two scores in a 1:12 range late in the subsequent quarter gave the Bears a 14-13 halftime lead.
On occasion, Brady appeared to give some dissatisfaction on the field and the sideline—particularly in the wake of being hit by Mack and following punishments on Tampa Bay's hostile line.
"I can't generally say what he was experiencing," Mack said. "I simply realize that we smelled a little blood in the water."
"Any time you can disappoint Tom Brady, it's an incredible day, and our safeguard did that today," Foles said. "I was truly glad for our safeguard and what they did today."
The equivalent could be said about Santos, who twice gave the Bears a noteworthy lead in the final quarter by boring his lone two field-objective endeavors of the game. His 47-yarder made it 17-16 with 10:34 staying before his 38-yarder set the Bears back on top 20-19 with 1:13 to pursue the Buccaneers had taken a 19-17 lead on Ryan Succop's 25-yard field with 4:49 to play.
"For him to make a 47-yard field objective, which was enormous, and afterward that 38-yard field objective game-victor, I feel that just addresses him personally," Nagy said.
With the two offenses held without a score in the subsequent half, Thursday night's teeter-totter challenge transformed into a good old cautious fight that highlighted five lead changes, remembering four for the subsequent half.
"It wasn't a simple game using any and all means," Foles said. "We simply continued battling, continued battling, and everybody simply continued tossing punches. I would state the enormous thing from today around evening time was we got the chance to figure out how to experience a fistfight this way and dominate the competition. You don't need them consistently, however on the off chance that that is the stuff to win each week, that is we'll main thing."