Wendell Smallwood thought he had a catch in the second quarter of Sunday’s wild-card game against the Chicago Bears. Roquan Smith did not agree.
The rookie linebacker straight up stole the ball from Smallwood, ripping it right out of his arms.
— The Ringer (@ringer) January 6, 2019
He then got up and ran to the house, but ultimately the refs ruled that he was down by contact. Chicago’s ability to create takeaways was a big reason the Bears got to the playoffs in the first place. Clearly, that’s not going to change now that the postseason is upon us.