Chicago Keeps Hope Alive

Hester (two return TDs), Gould key Bears comeback in 37-34 OT win
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Nov 25, 2007 9:25 PM CST
Chicago Bears' Robbie Gould, points as he celebrates after scoring the winning field goal in overtime during an NFL football game against Denver Broncos in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007. The Bears won...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – In what may have been a season-saver, the Bears calmly overcame a fourth-quarter 14-point deficit, winning on an overtime field goal by a gimlet-eyed Robbie Gould. All-world return specialist Devin Hester had two long second-half touchdowns; frequent Chicago goat Rex Grossman was sharp on the last two scoring drives.

Rookie back Adrian Peterson made the most of a blocked Broncos punt with five minutes left, pushing a crowd of defenders into the end zone from the four-yard line; soon thereafter, Grossman hit a diving Bernard Berrian for a brilliant equalizer. That drive was enabled by a fourth-down penalty on Denver cornerback Dre Bly deep in Chicago territory.