Print and Go Back ESPN.com: NFC North [Print without images]

Sunday, October 4, 2009
Smith takes an interesting gamble

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert


CHICAGO -- A wild game continues at Soldier Field. Each team has now taken a field goal off the board because of a penalty, and in each case it’s translated into a touchdown.

Bears coach Lovie Smith took the biggest gamble, wiping out a 20-yard Robbie Gould field goal after a penalty on the Lions. It remained fourth down, however, so the Bears had only one chance to score a touchdown as a result of Smith’s decision.

It all paid off on Jay Cutler’s play-action touchdown pass to Greg Olsen. The Bears now lead 21-14 with 10:47 left in the second quarter.