De­layed grat­i­fi­ca­tion as Bears top Ravens

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports - AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

CHICAGO | Rob­bie Gould kicked a 38-yard field goal to lift the Chicago Bears to a 23-20 vic­tory over Bal­ti­more on Sun­day in a game de­layed about two hours by a tor­ren­tial down­pour.

Justin Tucker tied it for the Ravens with a 21-yard field goal at the end of reg­u­la­tion.

The big de­lay came af­ter Tucker kicked a 52-yard field goal with 4:51 re­main­ing in the first quar­ter. Fans were or­dered to take cover. Play­ers headed to the locker rooms as heavy rains and winds whipped through Sol­dier Field. They emerged about two hours later with the sky clear­ing and the sun com­ing out, but the rain and wind re­turned in the third quar­ter, turn­ing the stands into a sea of ponchos.

Gould won it with a 38-yarder on third-and-8 with 8:41 left in OT. 193 yards re­ceiv­ing, in­clud­ing a 91-yard touch­down on a catch-and-run. Will Black­mon was beaten on the play, and then slipped off the re­ceiver and rolled into cor­ner­back Alan Ball to set Floyd free the rest of the way.


Bears play­ers cel­e­brate af­ter Rob­bie Gould (left) hits the game-win­ning field goal in over­time against the Ravens. The game was de­layed al­most two hours in the first half.

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