Magical Moment

The most memorable moment from the Bears improbable 13-3 record and eventual run to the NFC Central crown was nominated for an ESPY award Wednesday night.

Nominated for the most spectacular play of the year was former Bears running back James Allen. He was responsible for hauling in Shane Matthew's 34-yard hail marry pass as time expired against the Cleveland Browns sending the game into overtime. Chicago went on to win that game 27-21 at Solider Field on November 4, which improved the Bears record to 6-1.

Also nominated in the category were Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees and high school athletes Brian Mariano and Chris Ross.

Jeter won the award for his shovel throw on errant relay in Game 3 of the AL Division Series against the Oakland A's.

Although, Allen and Matthew's are no longer with the club fans will remember their pitch, deflection and catch for years to come.

Allen signed during the off-season with the expansion Houston Texans while Matthew's was released and ultimately signed with the Washington Redskins.

Last years winner was former Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman for his catch against the Minnesota Vikings in 2001.

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