Chicago Bears: 5 Shining stars against the Cleveland Browns

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Chicago Bears, Cairo Santos
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Tulane. CairoSantos. . 57. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. K. player

The Chicago Bears had two special teams players shine versus the Browns

On a day where Justin Tucker effectively stole the NFL spotlight with his NFL record 66-yard game-winning field goal against the Chicago Bears’ NFC North divisional rival Detriot Lions, kicking was the only way the Bears could get on the board against the Browns.

Santos attempted and made two field goals for the Bears when they were able to slightly move the ball. Santos’ first kick of 47-yards in the first quarter started the scoring for the Bears and his 22-yard field goal ended the Bears scoring for the day in the second quarter.

Santos has shown he can be reliable this season as he has started the season 4-for-4 from field goals and from extra points. This is after going 30-for-32 in 2020. As long as Santos continues to be reliable as a kicker, then it’ll ease the offense’s problems but won’t hide the clear issues.

Pick Analysis. P. . player. 57. Scouting Report. Miami (FL). PatO'Donnell

When you consider the fact that Pat O’Donnell’s longest punt of the day went for more yards (63) than the Bears offense had total offense on the day (47) it should disappoint you, but also be impressed by O’Donnell. On the day, O’Donnell punted seven times for a whopping 397 yards, averaging 56.7 yards per punt.

It is never a good sign for a team’s punter to be punting that many times in a game, mostly because it shows that the team’s offense is not moving the ball. But when your punter is essentially flipping the field every time he kicks, it puts less pressure on the defense.

No fan wants to hear their punter punting seven times in one game, but O’Donnell’s performance should be praised and hopefully replicated, however at a much smaller scale.