Bears overcome mistakes to notch OT road win

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Jordan Howard’s tackle-breaking 53 yard run in overtime paved the way for Connor Barth to boot the game-winning 40 yard field goal and give the Chicago Bears a rare road victory, 27-24 over the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore Sunday afternoon.  The win gave the Bears their first road win since 2015 and improved their record to 2-4. The Ravens’ mark is even at 3-3.

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Chicago head coach John Fox was relieved by the outcome. “It was a real gutsy performance by our team, coming into a very tough place to win on the road,” said coach John Fox. “Was it perfect? No. But anytime you can get a ‘W’ in this league, it’s a tribute to those guys in that locker room. I’m talking about coaches and players. I’m proud of the way our guys played. It wasn’t always perfect—seldom is—but we’re just happy to get out of here with a win.”

The overtime heroics averted what would have been a monumental collapse by Chicago. The Bears were seemingly in command through much of the game but special teams blunders gave the Ravens a chance to get back into the contest. First, Ravens returner Bobby Rainey was allowed to regain his footing and race untouched after initial contact for a 96 yard touchdown return. Then, with the Bears holding a 24-16 advantage and Chicago forced to punt, Baltimore punt returner Michael Campanaro sidestepped tacklers and skirted down the near sideline for a 77 yard score. The subsequent two-point conversion tied the game at 24, stunning a Bears team prone to mistakes. READ MORE