Chicago Bears Flashback: Nick Foles fuels 4th quarter comeback

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Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears start their fourth-quarter comeback

The Chicago Bears entered the fourth quarter down 26-10, and with the Falcons in the middle of a long drive, a Bilal Nichols’ third-down sack forced the Falcons to attempt a 48-yard field goal attempt, which Younghoe Koo missed.

On the following drive, the Bears worked down the field with completions to Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney which, along with a facemask penalty, set the offense up at the Falcons’ 40-yard line, when Foles threw a nearly-intercepted pass to Jimmy Graham near the 10-yard line. Despite fumbling the ball, Anthony Miller was there to recover the fumble and keep the Bears near the goalline. On fourth and goal from the 18-yard line, Nick Foles nearly found Miller on a skinny slot post in the endzone, but he did not maintain possession.

After a quick defensive stop, the Chicago Bears got the ball back and after a long drive that included a fourth-and-six conversion, a two-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham got the scoring going again. The Bears missed the two-point conversion attempt, but after another stop, the Bears had the ball down 10 with just under 5 minutes to play.