The Chicago Bears needed a 55-yard Hail Mary to force overtime against the New England Patriots on Sunday. They got a 54-yard completion, instead.
Mitchell Trubisky launched the ball towards the goal line. Kevin White emerged amidst a sea of Patriots with the ball, but he was one yard short. The New England defenders then brought him down before he could cross the goal line.
The Bears were *that* close 😮
— ESPN (@espn) October 21, 2018
Twitter had a lot to say about the Bears being so close, but so far.
Letting someone catch a Hail Mary at the one-yard line and not letting them score is the ultimate bend-don’t-break
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) October 21, 2018
The Chicago Bears. Bless their hearts. pic.twitter.com/tRzzFq024I
— Damon Bruce (@DamonBruce) October 21, 2018
That Hail Mary to end the game is a good metaphor of the #Bears season.
— Chad Boland (@chadbrewbeard) October 21, 2018
— Matt Shortle (@compSciMatt1002) October 21, 2018
Bears fans watching the final play… pic.twitter.com/m4JNItgS1p
— Stadium (@Stadium) October 21, 2018
After that near hail mary completion…
Makes you wonder AGAIN why Nagy & #Bears didn’t throw it into endzone at the end of the 1st half???
— Silvy (@WaddleandSilvy) October 21, 2018
History made: The Patriots pull off the first Hail Mary goal line stand
— Jerry Thornton (@jerrythornton1) October 21, 2018
Certainly, this finish won’t soon be forgotten.