WATCH: Johnny Hekker executes fake punt to perfection for first down

Johnny Hekker

Even when a team can stop the Los Angeles Rams offense, their special teams finds a way to make magic happen. The Chicago Bears learned this lesson the hard way as Los Angeles brought out the fake punt and executed it to perfection.

Midway through the second quarter on fourth down, Los Angeles opted to roll punter Johnny Hekker out to his right and hit a wide open Gerald Everett. The second-year tight end picked up the necessary yards and gave Los Angeles a monumental first down.

On a night when quarterback Jared Goff has struggled and Chicago’s defense has stymied Los Angeles, Hekker might have delivered the play that could turn this game around for the Rams.