Sherrick McManis blocked a field goal and Marcus Cooper picked the ball up with nothing but green grass ahead of him on his way to the end zone.
Then, for some reason, Cooper eased up a few yards from the end zone. What happened next was straight out of a Leon Lett highlight reel: Vance McDonald hit Cooper from behind, leading to Cooper fumbling the ball and it being batted out of the end zone for a penalty. The Steelers went to the locker room, then had to come back out for an untimed down from the one-yard line. After Charles Leno was whistled for a false start, the Bears kicked a field goal.
So Cooper cost the Bears four points. But...why? What was he doing?
That entire sequence in Chicago... pic.twitter.com/JziSL04TLK— trey wingo (@wingoz) September 24, 2017
Just your typical end to a half. pic.twitter.com/9gvYY0fd7M— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) September 24, 2017
The #Bears can't have nice things.— Brian Billick (@CoachBillick) September 24, 2017
Tom Thayer on @WBBMNewsradio: "Totally inexcusable.'' And he's right. Cost Bears at TD. One of dumbest moves you'll see by Bears player.— David Haugh (@DavidHaugh) September 24, 2017