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Pineiro's 53-yard field goal lifts Bears past Broncos 16-14

DENVER (AP) Eddy Pineiro won Chicago's nerve-wracking kicking competition.

Now, he's winning over Bears fans and teammates who suffered through the double-doink miss by Cody Parkey that sent them home from the playoffs.

Pineiro kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Bears a wild 16-14 win Sunday over the Broncos and their former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, whose gutsy 2-point call 31 seconds earlier had given Denver the lead.

''Well, that was a crazy one,'' Bears coach Matt Nagy said. ''Absolutely crazy. Just a whirlwind of emotions going back and forth.''

Like the game.

''It's not how you draw it up,'' Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky said. ''It's definitely not.''

The Broncos, who are off to their first 0-2 start since 1999, thought they'd survived and that time had expired when cornerback Chris Harris Jr. tackled Allen Robinson after he hauled in a 25-yard pass on fourth-and-15 from Trubisky at the Denver 35.

The clock showed all zeroes and both teams milled around on the field not knowing whether to celebrate a win or lament a loss. Then referee Adrian Hill announced there was 1 second remaining and Chicago was using its last timeout.

Pineiro's third field goal, a day after his 24th birthday, sent the Bears (1-1) streaming back onto the field in celebration of a victory that seemed so unlikely after they'd surrendered the lead moments earlier.

''I knew deep down in my heart that it was going in,'' Khalil Mack said. ''You put that pressure on that guy, Eddy P., the birthday man. He came out and nailed it. That's how you want to play ball. Kudos to everyone else sticking in there and believing. I'm glad to get the win and get the hell up out of here.''

In a whipsaw of emotion, cornerback Kyle Fuller, whose goal-line interception with five minutes left seemingly sealed Chicago's win, surrendered a 7-yard tiptoe TD to Emmanuel Sanders . Sanders barely got both feet toes down in the right corner of the end zone.

That made it 13-12, and the Broncos lined up for 2. A delay pushed them back 5 yards and Fangio sent Brandon McManus out instead for the extra point from the 20-yard line and the tie. But McManus was wide right and the Bears went wild.

Hold on: a flag on Chicago.

Buster Skrine was offside and the Broncos moved up to the 1. Out came their offense again, and with an empty backfield, Joe Flacco backpedaled and hit Sanders at the goal line in front of Fuller to give Denver a 14-13 lead.

For the second straight game, the Broncos failed to get a sack, but linebacker Bradley Chubb came close, hitting Trubisky just as he got off a throw to tight end Trey Burton for 10 yards. A debatable roughing call on Chubb tacked on 15 yards and the Bears were suddenly in business at the Broncos 45.

''We had our chances to win there,'' Fangio said. ''Obviously, the critical penalty at the end of the game there, the roughing call was huge because it stops the clock, saves their timeout and gives them 15 yards.''

Three incompletions were followed by a 12-men-in-the-huddle infraction, however, and the Bears were facing fourth-and-15 from their 40 with 9 seconds remaining.

Trubisky stepped up and found Robinson over the middle in the nick of time. Harris' tackle came 1 second too early for the Broncos, who saw their 13 home game September winning streak snapped.

''Tough call, tough game,'' said Von Miller, who remains stuck on 98 career sacks.

PAY DIRT

Chicago finally reached the end zone - by the nose of the football - with 1:14 left in the third quarter when running back David Montgomery scored from a yard out on the Bears' sixth snap from inside the 5 and fifth straight from the 1 or 2. That put them ahead 13-3.

HOLD ON

''I'm going to turn this around,'' promised Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles , the team's top draft pick in 2017, who was whistled for holding a career-worst four times.

That gave him an NFL-high 34 flags in 34 career starts.

''Garett's going to learn from this game,'' Fangio said. ''They have some good players, and he's going to learn from it. But he's our left tackle and he's going to be our left tackle - and he needs to play without holding.''

Bolles had 10 holding calls his rookie season, nine last year and already five this season, when he seems to have actually regressed under Hall of Famer Mike Munchak.

HOMECOMING KING

Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan, who won a Super Bowl ring in Denver, had a dozen tackles in his homecoming.

INJURIES:

Bears starting DT Bilal Nichols was knocked out with a hand injury in the third quarter. ... Broncos starters ILB Todd Davis (calf) and CB Bryce Callahan (foot) were held out for the second straight week.

NEXT UP:

Chicago: visits Washington on Sept. 23.

Denver: visits Green Bay on Sunday.

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Key Players
D. Montgomery 32 RB
62 RuYds, RuTD, 6 ReYds, REC
12
FPTS
E. Sanders 10 WR
98 ReYds, ReTD, 11 RECs
17
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:01
E.Pineiro 53 yard field goal is GOOD Center-P.Scales Holder-P.O'Donnell.
6
plays
40
yds
00:31
pos
16
14
Two Point Conversion 0:31
TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. J.Flacco pass to E.Sanders is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.
plays
yds
pos
13
14
Touchdown 0:31
J.Flacco pass short right to E.Sanders for 7 yards TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
62
yds
2:17
pos
13
12
Field Goal 13:40
B.McManus 32 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Kreiter Holder-C.Wadman.
9
plays
61
yds
2:37
pos
13
6
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:14
E.Pineiro extra point is GOOD Center-P.Scales Holder-P.O'Donnell.
plays
yds
pos
13
3
Touchdown 1:14
D.Montgomery up the middle for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
80
yds
5:30
pos
12
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:15
E.Pineiro 52 yard field goal is GOOD Center-P.Scales Holder-P.O'Donnell.
10
plays
56
yds
4:26
pos
6
3
Field Goal 13:39
E.Pineiro 40 yard field goal is GOOD Center-P.Scales Holder-P.O'Donnell.
14
plays
64
yds
7:28
pos
3
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 9:50
B.McManus 43 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Kreiter Holder-C.Wadman.
10
plays
50
yds
5:15
pos
0
3
Team Stats
Time of Pos 27:01 32:59
1st Downs 18 27
Rushing 7 5
Passing 7 19
Penalty 4 3
3rd Down Conv 3-11 3-14
4th Down Conv 1-1 3-3
Total Net Yards 273 372
Total Plays 56 76
Avg Gain 4.9 4.9
Net Yards Rushing 153 90
Rush Attempts 29 24
Avg Rush Yards 5.3 3.8
Net Yards Passing 120 282
Comp. - Att. 16-27 35-50
Yards Per Pass 4.4 5.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 2-10
Penalties - Yards 7-65 10-81
Touchdowns 1 1
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 5-50.4 5-34.6
Return Yards 7 35
Punts - Returns 1-7 4-35
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 0-0
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 4/4 2/2
Extra Points 1/1 0/0
Field Goals 3/3 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-1 -100% 1-3 -33%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 1-2 -50%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Bears 1-1 067316
Broncos 0-2 3001114
120 PASS YDS 282
153 RUSH YDS 90
273 TOTAL YDS 372
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Trubisky 10 QB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.3% 120 0 0 70.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.3% 348 0 1 65.0
M. Trubisky 16/27 120 0 0 4
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Montgomery 32 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 62 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 80 1
D. Montgomery 18 62 1 12 12
C. Patterson 84 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 50 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 48 0
C. Patterson 2 50 0 46 5
T. Cohen 29 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 18 0
T. Cohen 4 18 0 9 1
T. Gabriel 18 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 14 0
T. Gabriel 1 14 0 14 2
M. Trubisky 10 QB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 19 0
M. Trubisky 1 8 0 8 4
M. Davis 25 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 20 0
M. Davis 3 1 0 2 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Robinson 12 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 41 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 143 0
A. Robinson 7 4 41 0 25 4
B. Braunecker 82 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 24 0
B. Braunecker 3 2 24 0 18 2
A. Shaheen 87 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 30 0
A. Shaheen 3 3 24 0 9 2
T. Gabriel 18 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 35 0
T. Gabriel 2 1 11 0 11 2
T. Cohen 29 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 56 0
T. Cohen 5 2 7 0 16 1
D. Montgomery 32 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 33 0
D. Montgomery 3 1 6 0 6 12
T. Burton 80 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 5 0
T. Burton 3 2 5 0 5 0
A. Miller 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 2 0
A. Miller 1 1 2 0 2 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Trevathan 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-4 0 0.0
D. Trevathan 9-3 0.0 0 0
R. Smith 58 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-5 0 0.0
R. Smith 9-4 0.0 0 0
E. Jackson 39 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-4 0 0.0
E. Jackson 6-4 0.0 0 0
K. Fuller 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-1 1 0.0
K. Fuller 5-1 0.0 1 0
P. Amukamara 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
P. Amukamara 5-2 0.0 0 0
H. Clinton-Dix 21 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
H. Clinton-Dix 3-0 0.0 0 0
N. Williams 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
N. Williams 2-0 1.0 0 0
L. Floyd 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 2.0
L. Floyd 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. Skrine 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
B. Skrine 2-2 0.0 0 0
A. Hicks 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
A. Hicks 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Mack 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
K. Mack 1-0 1.0 0 0
J. Iyiegbuniwe 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Iyiegbuniwe 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Lynch 99 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
A. Lynch 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Patterson 84 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Patterson 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Goldman 91 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
E. Goldman 1-2 0.0 0 0
K. Pierre-Louis 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Pierre-Louis 1-0 0.0 0 0
P. Scales 48 LS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Scales 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Nichols 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
B. Nichols 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Robertson-Harris 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
R. Robertson-Harris 0-1 0.0 0 0
I. Irving 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
I. Irving 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
E. Pineiro 15 K
10
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 1/1
SEASON FG XP
4/4 1/1
E. Pineiro 3/3 53 1/1 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
P. O'Donnell 16 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 57.4 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
13 48.3 4
P. O'Donnell 5 57.4 1 75
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Cohen 29 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 8.6 14 0
T. Cohen 1 7.0 7 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Flacco 5 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70% 292 1 1 83.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.1% 560 2 1 91.6
J. Flacco 35/50 292 1 1 17
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Freeman 28 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 54 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
21 110 0
R. Freeman 11 54 0 14 9
P. Lindsay 30 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 36 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 79 0
P. Lindsay 13 36 0 9 6
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
E. Sanders 10 WR
17
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
13 11 98 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 184 2
E. Sanders 13 11 98 1 21 17
R. Freeman 28 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 48 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 53 0
R. Freeman 7 5 48 0 19 9
C. Sutton 14 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 40 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 160 0
C. Sutton 7 4 40 0 16 4
N. Fant 87 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 33 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 62 0
N. Fant 4 4 33 0 24 3
P. Lindsay 30 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 53 0
P. Lindsay 7 4 30 0 19 6
J. Heuerman 82 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 21 0
J. Heuerman 5 4 21 0 8 2
D. Hamilton 17 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 2 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 20 0
D. Hamilton 6 2 15 0 9 1
T. Fumagalli 84 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 7 0
T. Fumagalli 1 1 7 0 7 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Simmons 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.0
J. Simmons 8-1 0.0 0 0
B. Chubb 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
B. Chubb 5-0 0.0 0 0
K. Jackson 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 0.0
K. Jackson 5-0 0.0 0 0
D. Wolfe 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
D. Wolfe 4-2 0.0 0 0
C. Harris 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
C. Harris 3-0 0.0 0 0
I. Yiadom 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-0 0 0.0
I. Yiadom 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Jewell 47 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-10 0 0.0
J. Jewell 3-3 0.0 0 0
C. Nelson 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
C. Nelson 2-1 0.0 0 0
S. Harris 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-6 0 0.0
S. Harris 2-3 0.0 0 0
V. Miller 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
V. Miller 1-1 0.0 0 0
E. Sanders 10 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Sanders 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Reed 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Reed 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Gotsis 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
A. Gotsis 0-2 0.0 0 0
D. Walker 57 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
D. Walker 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. McManus 8 K
6
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
5/6 1/1
B. McManus 2/2 43 0/0 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Wadman 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 40.0 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
8 43.1 5
C. Wadman 5 40.0 3 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Spencer 11 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 8.8 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 8.8 17 0
D. Spencer 4 8.8 17 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:45 CHI 25 1:40 3 1 Punt
6:03 CHI 14 7:28 14 64 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:36 CHI 10 4:26 10 56 FG
1:45 CHI 15 1:05 3 7 Punt
0:13 CHI 35 0:13 2 18 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CHI 25 3:16 4 -11 Punt
6:44 CHI 20 5:30 9 80 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:37 CHI 25 0:55 3 2 Punt
4:45 CHI 11 1:57 5 17 Punt
0:31 CHI 25 0:31 6 40 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DEN 25 5:15 10 50 FG
8:05 DEN 31 2:02 4 20 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:35 DEN 25 3:59 7 28 Punt
5:10 DEN 25 3:25 8 28 Punt
0:40 DEN 13 0:27 3 7 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:44 DEN 15 5:00 9 41 Punt
1:14 DEN 25 2:37 9 61 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:42 DEN 24 7:57 16 74 INT
2:48 DEN 38 2:17 12 62 TD