Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bears BLOCK results in quick 7

Well, you might have thought the Chicago Bears would score on a punt return Sunday. But not quite this way.

We're only two minutes into the game at Bank of America Stadium, and Chicago already has a 7-0 lead. The Bears forced a 3-and-out from the Panthers on Carolina's first series, which sent Jason Baker on for a punt.

Baker, seeming to take an extra half-second with the dangerous Devin Hester back and ready to return, instead got his punt blocked and taken back for a score. Chicago's Darrell McClover, coming hard from the left side, totally blew by Nick Goings and got it cleanly. Chicago's Brandon Lloyd then caught the ball in the air and jogged in for a TD.

It seems like Darius Rucker, the lead singer for "Hootie and the Blowfish," just finished singing the national anthem. But Carolina is already down by a TD.

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