Eddy Pineiro earned a small victory when the Bears released Elliott Fry last weekend, and he was the winner again Saturday night against the Indianapolis Colts.
As the starter-less Bears offense sputtered, the young kicker had a few opportunities to cement his role in the team without having to share the kicks with anyone else.
He stepped into the spotlight and delivered a 58-yard boot right down the middle in the third quarter.
One kick isn’t going to win Pineiro the starting job, but that monster kick should go along way toward building the team’s confidence in him.
The last time a #Bears kicker hit a field goal longer than 55 yards in a regular season game was Robbie Gould back in 2013 against the Cincinnati Bengals, when he hit from 58.— Lorin Cox (@CoxSports1) August 25, 2019
He still needs to maintain consistency through the rest of the preseason if he’s going to be the kicker in Week 1, but the third preseason game went about as well as he could have hoped.