In the record, Tarik Cohen’s punt return against the San Francisco 49ers will go down as a 61-yarder. But the Chicago Bears return man ran a lot more than that.
This is why you DO NOT kick to @TarikCohen.
— NFL (@NFL) December 3, 2017
Seeing return men running backwards and across the field is not rare.
But it is rare that it yields such a hole, especially against the 49ers this year.
Before Tarik Cohen's 61-yard punt return for a TD, the #49ers had allowed 61 punt return yards total all season.
— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) December 3, 2017
Even more rare is that a return like that doesn’t produce a hold or block in the back. So, in addition to tipping our hats to Cohen for the brilliant return, we must commend the Chicago punt team for staying disciplined.