There were a lot of wild games in the NFL this week, including an appearance by the Peter Man doing things only the Peter Man can in Houston and the Bucs legitimately trying to beat the Falcons by running a rugby play as time expired. However, nothing could quite match the insanity that was Bears-Dolphins.
Miami, being quarterbacked by Brock Osweiler due to an injury to Ryan Tannehill, had a 7-0 halftime lead before the Bears stormed back with 21 unanswered points to open the third quarter to take control — or so it appeared. From there, the Dolphins battled back to tie it at 21 in the fourth quarter, before the Bears again took the lead on a busted coverage from Miami.
That lead didn’t last long as Miami swiftly answered back with a 75-yard touchdown to Albert Wilson, who dusted the Bears defense to get to the house.
The game found its way to overtime, where the Dolphins proceeded to march down the field with some help from this catch on a deflected pass to get across midfield.
Miami got to the one-yard line before the Bears defense stood tall, and eventually Kenyan Drake got stripped as he was about to spin into the end zone, leaving the ball behind where the Bears recovered.
Chicago would march across midfield, only to miss a game-winning field goal attempt wide right. The Dolphins returned to cross the 40 and set up a 47-yard game-winner for Jason Sanders, who calmly split the uprights to save Drake from a week of misery (who showed his relief on the sidelines as the kick went through).