Chicago Bears: Counting down the top-five plays heading into Week 14
By Braden Fogal
Chicago Bears NT Bilal Nichols shows off hands against the Detroit Lions.
The Chicago Bears defense has always been the heart and soul of this organization throughout the years and Bilal Nichols kicks us off at No. 5. Defensive linemen never get the credit they deserve battling in the trenches, so when one hands you a lemon you have to make lemonade. How often do you see a 6-foot-4, 313-pound man snag a side-armed pass at the line of scrimmage?
Let alone from a quarterback who throws as hard as Matthew Stafford does. I’m totally sold if Matt Nagy feels like incorporating some goal-line packages that include Nichols in the final stretch of the season. At this point, the Bears have absolutely nothing to lose, so they might as well reward fans and game announcers with the same play calls that Andy Reid used to run for his nose tackle, Dontari Poe, back in 2016 with the Kansas City Chiefs.
You want to see Nichols return this one for a touchdown as a Bears fan. I know that seems like a lot to ask for considering Nichols runs a 4.95 and probably eats around 8-10 meals a day. Steaks and mash, baby, steaks and mash. Regardless, the Bears need all the points they can get at this point — onto No. 4.