Jakeem Grant takes Devin Hester to the history books


The Chicago Bears entered Sunday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers as an underdog. Bears kicking return specialist Jakeem Grant is doing his part to try to stir up the upheaval. At the end of the 2nd quarter, with the Bears leading 17-14, Grant caught the Packers’ punt on his own 3-yard line and returned it for 97 yards for a touchdown.

He made a move to midfield first, then came back on the sidelines and took all the way. It was the longest punt return in Chicago Bears history. It is also the 10th longest punt return in NFL history. This surpassed the mark established by Johnny Bailey in 1990.

Special teams played a big part in Sunday night’s game. Grant has had a few other good punt returns already. Even Khalil Herbert had a 42-yard kickoff return for the Bears.

There were 45 points scored in the 2nd quarter in Sunday night’s game. That’s the most in any quarterback in a game played between the Packers and the Bears. The previous record was 42 points in 1955, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

The Bears are looking to cause a massive upheaval on the road to Lambeau Field. It’s a crucial game for the Packers as they look to keep the pressure on the Arizona Cardinals for the NFC seed. It’s more critical than ever, as only the seed will receive a first-round NFL playoff pass.

If the Bears pull off the upset, stunningly, they would be just one game away from the last wild card spot.

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