Albert Wilson's game-tying 75-yarder in Miami Dolphins comeback win

Bears coach Matt Nagy

Repeatedly. There were a number of reasons for this. He worked out before the game, and it was then decided he should sit. It was a throwback to how the Bears have been for the past five years. This is what happens with young teams who are still learning how to consistently win. Nagy sidestepped a question as to whether he would play that situation differently at such time as when Trubisky and his offense are more mature.

But Miami contained the Bears' Khalil Mack, ending his streak of at least one sack and one forced fumble in every game this season.

This was arguably the most brutal moment of the game, which was saying something.

"To me, that 35-yard line [was the minimum], a 53-yard field goal, I have ultimate trust in [kicker Cody Parkey] making that", Nagy said. "He treats it as though he's going to have to go in the game, so that puts him in a great position".

The Bears still look like they're in good hands with Nagy.

Needless to say, one man was particularly relieved. It gave Miami a 1st down on their own 40-yard line and enabled them to work their way towards a field goal.

Against Miami three weeks later, the Bears were not as fortunate. So, in the end, that call was huge.

But in the absence of player restraint/moderation/discretion/whatever in the face of in-game physical decline, it falls to Bears staff to monitor conditioning. It was called back due to a highly dubious offensive pass interference call on Trey Burton.

There were a number of first-half calls on which Nagy appeared to be too cute, showing off all the exotic formations and pre-snap movements created to confuse the defense, but leaving the Dolphins unmoved and the Bears offense stalled. He finished 28-of-44 for a career-high 380 yards, with three touchdowns and two interceptions, including an overtime drive to make Miami winners and keep its AFC East lead intact. They were driving well and had reached the 43.

Miami responded by going back to Kenyan Drake who got the ball into field goal range and with three seconds remaining, rookie kicker Jason Sanders made his first game winning kick of his young National Football League career. Despite the defense preventing a field goal attempt by Miami, that was a crushing sequence.

And new Bears coach Matt Nagy, who has been a breath of fresh air after the stale John Fox era, left himself open to criticism when he opted to run the ball - instead of taking a more aggressive shot for a first down - before Parkey's missed kick. "You talking about the 53-yard field goal?"

Of course, Parkey missed and Nagy left the Dolphins more than enough time to get back down the field and snatch victory in a game they had no business winning. Miami won a few plays later.



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