Third and Eternity

In Week Two the Bears needed to convert a third and one in order to preserve a victory against New Orleans. However, a screen pass to Marty Booker fell short of the first down marker and the Bears lost 29-23.

The Bears faced a similar position against New England. Following a nine-yard run by Anthony Thomas on first down the team needed just one yard to seal a victory, but two rushing attempts didn't result in a first down and as a result the Patriots got the ball back and won the game.

"We ran the same play that we scored on earlier," said Thomas of the third and one call. "We had the exact same play, the exact same formation. Everyone seemed to know where it was going."

The fact is the Bears lost the game because they couldn't get one yard in crunch time for the second time this season.


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