Bears Trail Ravens 17-13 after Wet, Wild First Half

Nov 17, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the Chicago Bears being evacuated during severe weather in the first quarter of a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

It was a wet and wild first half in Chicago, taking nearly three and a half hours to complete.  There was nearly a two hour weather delay with severe storms rolling through the area.   The Baltimore Ravens jumped out to a 10-0 lead before the weather delay behind a strong effort from Ray Rice.  Rice busted off a 47 yard run, setting up a 1-yard TD run.  Justin Tucker hit a 52-yard field goal just before the storm, giving the Ravens a 10-0 lead.

Following the stoppage, the Bears got themselves into good scoring position with a couple of first and goals inside the Ravens 10, but some odd play calling led them to settle for a field goal.  They got a second set of goal to go downs thanks to a defensive holding call, but from the 2-yard line, they attempted three straight passes rather than try to run with Matt Forte.

On the first play after the Bears field goal, rookie David Bass had an athletic pick-6 for a TD to tie up the score.  The Ravens were able to march down a get a Torrey Smith touchdown to take back the lead, while the Bears had to settle for another Robbie Gould field goal after a Jonathan Bostic interception late in the half.  It was the rookie’s first INT of the season.

Second Half To Do List:

  • Run Forte
  • Stop Ray Rice
  • Make a special teams play

Topics: Chicago Bears, Halftime, Week 11

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