The Chicago Bears pulled off an insane Hail Mary to end the first half thanks to a wild catch by Cameron Meredith in the back of the end zone.
Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears offense was nothing short of abysmal in the first half of their Week 10 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his second game back from injury, Cutler had thrown two picks before their final last-ditch effort to pull closer. However, he had a prayer answered just before the end of the first half.
At the 50-yard line with only time for one more play, John Fox entrusted his quarterback to throw the Hail Mary. With good blocking on the play, Cutler had plenty of time to make the throw he needed to. It was the play in the end zone by Bears receiver Cameron Meredith that really made the play something spectacular.
Cutler heaved the long ball into the typical Hail Mary crowd that had gathered in the end zone. Everyone that jumped for the ball didn’t get a clean touch on it at all though and the throw sort of just died into the back of the end zone. The heady young Meredith emerged out of the back of the crowd to find the ball quickly and haul it in for the score to go into halftime:
You couldn’t draw that up if you tried, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful by Meredith and the Bears. Unfortunately for Chicago, that touchdown merely pulled them within a touchdown of the Bucs. Cutler needs to go to work and, you know, not throw the ball to Tampa Bay players to complete the comeback in the second half.