Did Bears get screwed by missed cross interference name vs. Commanders?
An arguably missed cross interference on the Commanders within the closing seconds of Thursday Evening Soccer could have value the Bears the sport.
An unpleasant Thursday Evening Soccer matchup had an unpleasant end because the Bears failed to attain within the waning seconds in opposition to the Commanders partly due to a cross interference flag that wasn’t thrown.
With 42 seconds to play, Justin Fields tried to hit Dante Pettis for a go-ahead landing however Darrick Forrest broke up the cross.
Replays confirmed that the defender received there early, prompting complaints throughout Twitter from Chicago followers and neutrals alike.
The Bears had been thiiiiiiis near taking the lead within the closing seconds.
As a substitute, it’s a turnover on downs and the Commanders take the Thursday Evening sport in Chicago.
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— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) October 14, 2022
NFL Twitter thinks Bears received screwed on missed cross interference
That’s a very handy time to not throw a cross interference penalty. 🙄
— Bleacher Nation Bears (@BN_Bears) October 14, 2022
I nonetheless assume that was cross interference on third down. I don’t care if the defender was preventing for the ball. He hit Pettis early.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 14, 2022
That was Defensive Cross interference.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) October 14, 2022
The refs completely may have known as cross inference on that third down. The Commanders would have had much less to complain about in that occasion than the Bears do on this one.
The proper name would have given the Bears a primary down with 35 seconds remaining. It could have been tight, however they’d have had a number of possibilities to attain as an alternative of 1 fourth-down play, which fell brief.
Nonetheless, Chicago had three possessions contained in the five-yard line and managed to attain zero factors from them. It’s presumptive to imagine they’d have scored even when that they had been given the brand new set of downs.
Whereas Fields did what he may to salvage a nasty efficiency by his group, his receivers let him down again and again within the sport. Proper on the finish, Pettis did not catch his likelihood at a landing and Darnell Mooney had the game-winner in his arms throughout the objective line however he bobbled it.
The Commanders didn’t precisely need to win. Neither did the Bears. Chicago solely has themselves in charge for letting the refs have a say.