NFL 2021 Season – Week 12 – Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions – 4K – Madden 22

NFL 2021 Season – Week 12 – Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions – 4K – Madden 22

[Music] [Music] it’s madden nfl 22 and we’ve got a showdown in the nfc north it’s the best and the lions coming up next downtown between brush street and i-375 that’s where we’re located in the heart of detroit at ford field which first opened back in 2002 a few short moments ago these two teams made their way out of the ford field tunnels and the noise level in this place just about off the charts they are set for football as the lions get ready to do battle with the chicago bears brandon garden joined as always by charles davis mercedes you look at the bears in this one you’re right about that as a diverse unit and they like to run their offense by what they call game plan meaning each and every week they study the opponent they probe its weaknesses and they move the ball around that way they emphasize who’s going to get it based on what they think they’ll accomplish in that game other teams they’re a system team they’re going to run what they run no matter what i like this style of offense it suits them well here’s cairo santos now ready to get this one started and we are underway from ford field and they will elect to not bring this one out as our first drive will begin at the 25. and here comes the new look lion offense here in 2021 led by their quarterback in his first season in detroit after five in l.a jared gaul i love this guy’s makeup he is not afraid to fail he attacks on just about every snap wants to throw the football downfield first he’ll throw it short if he has to but bottom line he must put a lot of pressure on the defense with his arm [Applause] on first down it’s gone got his man that’s tyrell williams and from the 25 they worked this to the 29 a gain of four four yards the result on the first play from scrimmage second down [Applause] they’ll run for the first time with deandre [Music] [Applause] how swift to describe that one i’d say right down wrong way on that run a straight ahead running i think that that might be something we see a lot of between the tackles today well he’s enjoying things so far here this afternoon sees a crease and burst through it for a solid game [Applause] a lot of scrimmage the 37 on first and ten running his swift and that’ll be good for eight yards to the 45. two big runs here to start this game how about the offensive line they came out firing great leverage great punch to get this thing started and now this unit on the move already eight yards the gain on that last run here’s second in a couple the first carry now for the byu man it’s jamal williams and he’ll get it out a couple yards shy of midfield at the 48. they’ll get three as the drive continues it’s a first down second and two is prime time for a little bit of a gamble isn’t it open up the playbook go play action toss that bad boy deep but in this situation go ahead and give it to your back let him pick up a first down keep the sticks moving on first down gone now this will be caught tyrell williams and they’ll get him down as he’s inside the 40. first down lions on a pickup of 13. to win any route you’ve got to break down the defender and that’s exactly what happened here on this really nicely executed curl round so into bear territory now this is first and ten at the 38. [Applause] golf a handoff here to swift and this time they were ready for him as they’ll stop him right at the line of scrimmage two yards the loss second and 12. [Applause] back to throw golf they’ll let this go for the end zone and did he get the feet down no they’ll say he did not it’s incomplete he was looking for brashad perriman and that takes us from second to third down absolutely no disguise on that one they just went for it put him out there and said go deep let’s try and hit him unfortunately to no avail the seventh play now this opening drive this is third and long though they’ll try and set up the screen to swift and he’ll be brought down at the 34 well short of the first down marker that one good for only six and it leaves him with a fourth down and that doesn’t have to gain big yardage to be an impactful play because if you get those pass rushers second guessing themselves that they might get hit with a screen maybe you can wind up slowing them down just a step and if you do that that’s a win for that play [Applause] kick is good and the lions are going to take a three-nothing lead in the end the opening drive charles does yield points maybe not the touchdown that they wanted though yeah but bottom line they wanted to get something out of that drive and they did that three points they won’t turn that down at all so here are the lions now as they line up and kick this one away fielded just outside the goal line and he’ll get it up across the 20 to the 21-yard line the bears offense making their way out now for their first drive with justin fields the rookie from ohio state at quarterback and just a few years after the bears made a big move the quarterback taking mitchell trubisky they did it again this year moving from number 20 to number 11 in the draft to select justin fields out of ohio state this offense was just 26 in total yardage last year so they needed some production justin field 63 touchdown passes his last two years at ohio state they’re expecting him to be their guy for the future here’s the first carrying for terry cohen and the window closes quickly he’ll only get up to the 22-yard line romeo in on the tackle well sometimes just have to give credit to the defense great job there the point of attack holding up they won their battles at the line of scrimmage left him no space to try and run really nice job swarming to the ball carrier on second and nine fields he’ll get that complete to his tight end cole comet and they’re able to get this one across the 35 fields to comment there for a chicago first and 2021 in the draft the first tight end off the board florida’s kyle pitts at number four to atlanta the first tight end taken in 2020 was this guy cole commit number 43 overall really starting to come on late last season a good grab there for a first down [Music] lot of scrimmage the 37 on first and 10. out of the gun running with cohen and this winds up a gain of four to the 41. well on every play call you realize it’s not going to go for a touchdown so a lot of your calls are setting things up for maybe later in the game trying to establish the inside run run with toughness now hopefully get to the perimeter later and let’s face it you could do worse than a four-yard run on first down from the 41 fields middle of the field it’s robinson fields to the veteran robinson for the chicago first it’s almost not fair when you talk about allen robinson to talk about how dependable he is but that’s a great word for him last year first time he’s gone over a hundred receptions in his career and he makes a nice catch there for a first down two first downs have him up near midfield now on first and ten escaping the pressure right and he works his way past the line of scrimmage and then slides to a hole he’ll get just a yard on the scramble it’s second down and we have to give credit to him for buying time and extending the play but you know there’s some really upset defenders on that one they thought that they had him instead he was coated in teflon and got away from the 50 here’s fields nowhere for fields to turn and down he goes marching in for the sack michael brockers the number one mission of any offensive line you got to protect that quarterback keep him safe back there this time the rush got to him in a hurry and it appears that this was just a letdown from the offensive line but they do have a tough job because if you’re a big tackle out there on the perimeter sometimes you don’t have the agility to keep up with the defensive end who’s looking to wreak havoc in the backfield and he got there and put his man on the ground from the gun on third down fields and that is incomplete so the defense able to get off the field here on third down it’s one of the goals of the game they’ve got to be effective on passing downs it’s one of the few things defense’s chart how did we do on third down that’s a nice start for them in this one so on fourth down on is the punter pat o’donnell to kick it away back deep khalif raymond this is a way but boy headed straight for the sidelines and now where will the side judge stop his walk that’s the question he says it crossed out of bounds at about the 17-yard line back onto the field come the lions for their second overall drive and fortunate to get points on the board last time they had to hit a really long field goal to do so the kickers in today’s game are so good and so skilled and hit from distances that we almost start to take them for granted and we can’t do that that’s a long field goal that they got three points out of they’ve got to feel good about that and they better make sure they love him up because he’s helped him out yeah now we’ll see if that offense can put six on the board here we’ll see on first and ten golf out to the left there and complete to the tight end hopkinson and he’s taken down it’s a gain of three from the 17 to the 20. three yards the gain there second down i think defensively you’re okay with that you’re in the first quarter he’s gonna get some catches but they rallied to him quickly and that’s what you count on and i like what you just said first quarter can you do it all game long they catch it you tackle they go down on the spot because when you’re able to do that you don’t give up big chunks of yardage after the catch now you put the offense in a position where every series they have to work hard to pick up first downs and you tend to stall them out when you do that and a flag comes in as that one falls incomplete [Music] so they saw the contact before the ball arrived penalty flag for pass interference and trying to avoid past interference is so difficult you’re trying to slow down these skilled receivers and somehow someway they make plays on the football and sometimes you’re there too soon now we’ll play fake and it’s gone he’s airing it out for williams and this is incomplete oh he looked like he had a pretty good line on that one that would have been a big play but he could not pull it in well they’ve got man coverage on the outside and my scouting report on these dbs tells me that they love to take matters in their own hands they want man coverage not zone and there was good coverage there that forced the incompletion to throw again on second down golf space to maneuver at the 40. and finally brought down right at the midfield strike it’ll go as a gain of 25 on a play that started back at the 25. and rashad perryman’s in his sixth nfl season the lions already is 15. he did have 30 catches last year of the new york jets but here in detroit hoping to recreate the magic his father created brett was quite the receiver for detroit in his day but their six years went over a thousand yards twice a first down catch for the younger parent from the 50 it’s gone and that is incomplete oh the coverage a little too good there and it’s second down when you run into slant timing is everything and against that man coverage there was no space available and incompletion as a result so after the incompletion on first now second and ten now it’s gone man open left side it’s williams nine yards not quite enough and they’ll be left now with third and one that’s tough to play zone defense when they can just curl up right there in front of you yeah absolutely well we talk about finding the soft spot defensively how do you make sure they don’t find the soft spot like they did there tough to do because what they normally will do is run routes that’ll pull you out of that spot they want to get into that’s what we call not taking the cheese right don’t go for the mouse trap but it’s hard to do because you see a guy cutting that in that direction you tend to go towards him so now we have jackson slow to get back on his feet appears to be shaken up we’ll check on his status when we get back [Music] [Applause] they had to settle for three last drive hoping the second go-around ends in six in good position first and ten he’s airing it out for williams [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] and they use that height on the outside to get the score we’ve seen the evolution of the wide receivers they’ve gotten taller and taller but they’ve retained their quickness and their speed it’s a lethal combination always good to have wide receivers with height [Applause] on for the point after is randy bullock [Applause] he’s got it and now it’s a 10-nothing lead here in the opening quarter so that winds up a seven-play drive all told and the end result a detroit touchdown [Applause] here are the lions now as they line up and kick this one away and here comes a return from just beyond the goal line and he’s only going to make it to the 13-yard line and no further chicago works their way back onto the field here for their second drive of the game they’ll look to get something started they need to down ten-nothing early as they’ve got it first and ten here’s fields that’s complete to robinson a gain of six there on first they’d love to just strike back with a touchdown right here and if it’s a long play so be it but the main goal get a couple of first downs run some plays run some clock allow their defense to get a chance to catch their breath settle down and relax a little bit after they just gave up the score looking to throw again on second down fields open man is the tight end and he’ll get this up to the 30-yard line second catch for him today and it’ll wind up a first down you can almost hear the sire relief coming from their sideline and from their point on the field because this has been a tough start for them thus far a much needed first down there they needed something good to happen plays like that will continue to help them dig out of this hole on first and ten here’s fields his throw incomplete darnell mooney the target there and that’ll bring up second down a lot of times it’s that first read that you have maybe you get it in pre-snap he locked in on his target but he was covered quite well and that one’s incomplete here’s second and 10. they’ll fake the handoff now fields looking right sideline but it’s incomplete not only did he have a chance to scan the field there felt like he had a chance to scan it twice the protection was that good unfortunately for him the coverage downfield equally good the threat of a second straight punt to start the game is looming as they come up third and ten going up top and this is oh my goodness he pulled it in one-handed well that’s how you convert on third down with an explosive gain of 34. defender was right there in his shorts is that one of those situations as a db where you just tip your cap and say nice catch well you’re supposed to but a true competitor he’s not tipping his cap at all he’s upset he still didn’t make the play if it’s a 50 50 ball or a moment of truth he’s got to win more than his fair share of them as well probably especially angry because if it was incomplete would have been fourth down exactly on first down fields and his throws gonna be incomplete alan robinson the intended receiver and it’s second down they’ve given up a few first downs on this drive but getting the incompletion there that should give them something to build on and maybe turn the tide they’ll try again from the 36 on second and 10. a shotgun snap fields going for the deep ball and he over shot him there it’s out of bounds incomplete love the idea love the concept but you got to leave a little room on the sideline so he can fade into it when he makes the catch that was thrown too close to it for the receiver to make a play to the air again fields toward the sideline did he keep the feet in yes he got him both down says the side judge and that’s good enough for a first down a good pick up there at 22. and this has been a nice answer to the touchdown drive against him a few minutes ago because they’ve come out and reestablished the tempo a nice throw there and they’re putting together a very strong drive as a response there’s a first and ten at the 14-yard line inside the red zone here they’ll look to throw they’ll get that complete to his tight end comment he’s tackled a yard short of the marker good gain of nine on first down that was the ninth play of the drive and they pick up nine yards with it brandon perfect defense in this situation would have meant that there was an incompletion they would have picked it off okay so they gave up the completion but i really enjoyed watching how the defense stayed in sync stayed in great communication and as he dragged across each zone you see him pointing communicating there he is and he passed him off to each defender and he’ll get into the end zone touchdown chicago [Music] david montgomery a five-yard touchdown run and the bears draw a bit closer so it was the passing game that got him down here but closer to the goal line it’s the running game that gets him home certainly appears that they lulled the defense into thinking that the passing game was going to be it the entire drive nice change up there going to the running game to get him over the goal line cairo santos on to try the extra point and they’re back within a field goal it’s 10-7 now so that one a pretty time-consuming 10-play drive and it was david montgomery’s touchdown run that polished it all off now after the touchdown here santos to kick this one away raymond now on the return and he won’t get this to the 20-yard line as he’s down at the 19. so here come the lions now after the long touchdown drive we just saw you wonder if maybe that’s taken a little of the win out of this offensive sales because they had it going pretty good last time too had to sit over there for a little while didn’t they you know they were eager amped up to get back on the field after just scoring hoping to get the ball back quickly that didn’t happen so i’d say come out just kind of get started again you know it doesn’t have anything dramatic just get moving get loose again and see if they can get it downfield [Applause] they start to drive on the ground it’s williams he is taken down at the 21 after a short gain of two roquan smith the bears leading tackler last year up to make the play [Applause] 10-7 our score after one right here on ea sports second quarter action now from detroit and it’s the home standing lions who have the football as they’ve got a second and eight fourth coming they go back to the ground this time swift and the running lanes non-existent in this first half as they’ll stop him behind the line it’ll be a loss of a full three yards there and it also brings up third down this defense is really flowing around in the first half they’ve gotten to the ball carrier before they can really get started offense got to come up with something else in order to try and get this running game going the bears bring out an extra defender in the secondary now for third down golf now looks to throw they’ll find swift out of the backfield and he’ll be taken down but not before he gets his football outside of the 30 to the 29. they’ll get a dozen there and the lions have a first down another catch for him there on this drive brandon it looks like they’re going to utilize them out of the backfield any way they can and that time they pick up a first down so now on defense do you assign a man to him and try and cover him before he gets going 180. [Applause] on first and ten it’s swim and room to run as he’s up past the 35-yard solid run on first down gain of seven leaves him with a second and three well no matter how they phrase it staying on schedule staying ahead of the sticks whatever you want to call it seven yards on first down that fits the bill so they’ll come up after the gain of seven on a second and three three three out of the gun golf he’s got perriman and he gets this to the other side of midfield across the 45 before going out again there of 21 yards partner this is one of the best routes anyone can have in their offensive playbook tough to defend because you think it’s a go route and then he breaks it back on the comeback there’s one other thing you need as well a well-thrown ball exactly right galva guy who has some precision to throw on the football because of the timing of the route so into bear territory now this is first and ten at the 43. from the gun here’s swift seven yards on the pickup there and it’ll leave him with a second and three that play wasn’t quite as big as the play that preceded it but still gotta like the way they’re moving the football partner absolutely pretty good room to run on that last play yeah they didn’t get a first down but still you’ll take runs like that each and every time won’t you a good run got seven on first here’s second and three they stay on the ground this time it’s williams and he’s going to get it down to the 33-yard line here they’ll get three as the drive continues it’s a first down so many teams want to throw the ball in this situation nowadays but i love watching a team that has enough confidence to go ahead and run the football in that situation that’s almost a tendency breaker so they’ll come up first in 10 now from the 33. they’ll run it with williams and he’ll get this down to about the 30-31-yard line in on the stop the former georgia bulldog roquan smith certainly a nice job there by the defense rallying to the football and getting him on the ground but i think the play gets made by the defensive front because if they can’t get up field their job is to go ahead and get low almost getting into a ball sometimes stack things up and make it difficult for the runner to find a hole now a man open down the middle of the field and he’s going to have another first down as the tackles made here at the bears 20-yard line 11 more yards there this methodical drive continues from the red zone now golf and they’re gonna get him he’s sacked back around the 28. it’s khalil mack that time shooting in there to get him to the ground you say khalil mack and offensive coordinators get very very nervous and there’s another example of exactly why nine sacks in 2020 he’s been named to six consecutive pro bowls and been an all-pro in two of the previous three seasons in chicago well behind the sticks here with a second and 18. [Music] another try after the first down sack golf over the middle he’s got tyre williams touchdown tyrone williams with a second touchdown here in this first half and the lions add on to he’s having a nice little first half here partner and it’s a first half that leaves us anticipating what can still come i mean two touchdowns already here through the second quarter there could be plenty more before this game is over [Applause] now bullock to add the extra point it’s good to make it 17-7 show that one along 11-play drive and it’s capped off by a touchdown for the lions [Applause] here are the lions now as they line up and kick this one away taking in at the three and good coverage there on special teams as they’ll get him down shy of the 20. the bears offense now heading back out onto the field last time they were out here they had the benefit of good field position led to a touchdown this time they’re gonna have to work for it they are but with that last drive that culminated a touchdown i think they carry that confidence into this one doesn’t matter where you start with the football now they have to feel great about their opportunity so here’s a first and ten now down inside to 20. to montgomery to begin the drive montgomery a first down and then some uses the stiff arm and gets it across the 50 and down to the 48. that one good for 33 and a first this is a little bit like baseball here strong up the middle both sides want to be that in this case the offense ended up winning the ultimate battle and those big runs between the tackles that’s a little deflating for a defense isn’t it it really is because that’s where your strength supposed to be you’re supposed to be in a spot where they can’t make that yardage there you’re supposed to send them outside not in this case so the line of scrimmage moves all the way across the 50 now as they come up first and 10. now it’s fields man open is robinson and he is out of bounds but not before he’s inside the 30. it’s another first down on what will be a gain of 21 yards well that certainly has to feel good it’s not all the time that the play caller should get all the credit sometimes i think in the huddle the quarterback just says hey who’s gonna make a play for me i just need something right here and the end result there nice first down drive keeps moving on first out it’s fields he’s gonna take a shot for the end zone and that’s gonna wind up incomplete however we do have a flag down let’s check in with a referee so this will be accepted as it moves the offense backwards [Applause] oh following the penalty montgomery and that one blown up quickly as he’s going to be stopped before he could even get started he’ll wind up losing three and now it’s third down that was well played there defensively two tight ends in the formation which essentially gave them seven blockers up front hard to imagine with all that size and beef that they could let a tackler through but that’s exactly what happened a loss resulted [Applause] the bears on third down they’ve been okay two for three thus far this is gonna be third and thirteen to throw his fields and that is incomplete detroit was up for the challenge through the air they force a fourth down that was well defended they clamped down on every available receiver just got to give the win to the defense on that snap santos kick is up and through and they’re back within a touchdown it’s 17 to 10. [Applause] so the three points there in cd that helps him inch a bit closer yeah partner when you’re losing any points you see go on the board in your favor you’re happy to take them after the made field goal santos back out there to kick it away here comes khalif raymond from his end zone and he’s probably realizing he should have stayed in the end zone as he can only muster a return to the 14-yard line tyrell williams heading back out on the field now and he is closing in on the 100 yard mark for the day and it appears that he loved the fact that they’re going to play this game earlier you know he daytime he’s out there running around feeling good about himself whatever his prep was coming in he was able to get out there quick and fire away [Applause] the detroit offense ready to begin their drive and they had to go the length of the field last time out to get into the end zone and with this starting field position they’re gonna have to pretty much do it again and i think the thought process going into it is if you have to be methodical go ahead and do that but what you really want are a couple of big plays eat up chunks of yardage and cut down the number of times you have to snap the football officially nothing on that last run they’ll try again second and 10. there’s gone throw right side to pyramid and it’s gone and he’ll have this past the 30 prior to going out of bounds starting to rack up the yardage here in this first half five catches now and first down okay i’m not a fan of any routes that just you know turn around defensive backs mainly because i was a defensive back but the comeback route is so difficult because to sell it you’re selling it like it’s a deep route before you come back towards either the line of scrimmage or the sideline and boy that one worked at perfection first down it’s gone and that’s gonna be incomplete no sense risking anything there on first down even though he’s still in the pocket he had a receiver out to his side so just put that in a spot where the only people could make a play on it are the trainers and the coaches well done second and 10. [Applause] from the gun here’s golf open man he’s got him to tight in hopkinson and they get him down but not before he takes it across the 40-yard line golf on target to hawkinson for a lion first down t.j hopkinson came into the nfl with big expectations his big strides they came in year two when his receptions jumped from 32 as a rookie to 67 last year they expect those numbers to continue to go up and they will when he continues to make catches like that again gone [Applause] [Music] [Applause] the catch and run good for 18 and a first down so many times in my career i’ve heard coaches talk about completions are one thing as long as we’re there at the catch and we get guys on the ground we can live with that but if you’re gonna give up 10 12 15 yards after the catch then your defense is going to be in a lot of trouble [Applause] so into bear territory now this is first and ten right at the 40. golf now looking to throw he’s airing it out for williams and too much juice it’ll be out of bounds incomplete tyrell williams was the intended target but it’s going to be second down but the first two drives yield a touchdown so there’s no reason for them to they have to pull back on the reins they pushed it downfield looking for another one right there didn’t get it but we know they’re going to continue to be bold to the air again golf out to the left there and complete to the tight end hopkinson and he gets it down a yard or two shy of the 30 before he’s out of bounds nine yards not quite enough and they’ll be left now with third and one let’s not quibble about the game there on second down that was a positive play because that was a take what you can guess situation got out to the tight end now gives a much better opportunity to convert on third down goff wants to throw on third and one open man the tight end fails and they’ll have it in the red zone before he crosses over out of bounds his first catch good for 14 there and a first down when you get a big tight end like this sometimes it takes more than one man to bring him down often times your best bet just jump on and hold on and wait for your teammates to arrive to help get him on the ground so from the 17 now here’s a first and ten [Applause] here’s a head off to swift below nickels there on the stop well they certainly had success throwing the ball on this drive and not as much running it as we just saw once again on that last play stopped after a very short gain but i wouldn’t abandon the run totally because otherwise pass rushers just tee off on your quarterback makes it very very difficult for him in that situation they’ll run right here with swift and he’ll get four there down to about the 12 yard line well if you’re a football guy that’s a pretty run because everyone is in sync right there obviously guy carrying the ball but how about the people up front leverage athleticism they created some nice space for him the lions on third down they’ve been good three for four thus far this will be third and five two minutes remaining in this first half for football here now gone [Applause] he’s got his man tj hawkinson and the lions are gonna have first and goal as they try to finish off this drive with six points they’re able to convert on third down and that sets up a first and goal and in a lot of ways that catch as expected red zone presence and that one was realized there you’ve got to find your tight end in that situation [Applause] back to throw golf [Applause] and that is caught touchdown detroit jared goff with his third touchdown pass of the afternoon and the lions are able to extend their lead only is that his third touchdown catch of the game he’s done it here in the first half i’m not sure defensively what they’re going to come up with to slow him down because already we’re seeing him run past over through guys in order to make these catches and being able to try and shut him down at this stage of the game it’s going to take a lot of effort so maybe it’ll open things up for some other people well they better figure something out and soon bullet good on the extra point and the lead now up to 14. [Applause] here are the lions now as they line up and kick this one away from a couple yards deep he’ll bring it out of the end zone and this return will net positive as he gets past the 25 and up to the 27 yard line now the bears offense ready to take over again it was still more than a minute to go in the half time to try to mount a drive and i would think that they would have to this is today’s nfl you got to push it whenever you get an opportunity you could never have enough points with the high-powered offenses that you face and analytics will tell you try and score when given the opportunity [Applause] fields on first down that’s complete right side to connect five yards on the catch there brings up second down well it’s time for them to be good teammates right here and what i mean by that is possess the ball for a little while get at least two first downs give their defense a chance to settle down a little bit after they give up a touchdown the bears moving hastily in the hurry up offense to throw again on second down fields and this will be caught by mooney now the bears going to call the first of their timeouts as the stoppage will come with a little under a minute to go in this first half now a first down throw fields out of nowhere for fields to turn and down he goes now the bears going to use the second of their timeouts as they get the stoppage with a little over 50 seconds to go in the first half second and 16. another try after the first down sack fields if the man has connect the tight end touchdown bears cole comment 61 yards and the bears get a late score here in the final minute of the first half i tell you for a defender that’s got to be a scary sight seeing a big man like this with a head of steam behind him as he makes that catch and then turns up field yeah normally when you talk about tight ends you immediately begin talking about them rumbling down the field but to me he was pretty well gliding downfield there very athletic for a big man and he takes this one all the way to pay dirt and you can see the distance traveled there after the catch on the next gen stats santo is able to tack on the extra point and that’ll cut the lead down to a touchdown just a four-play drive that time and it culminates in a touchdown for chicago [Applause] [Applause] now after the touchdown here santos to kick this one away here comes khalif raymond from his end zone and tackled at the 21-yard line so a net negative there of four yards tyrell williams heading back out on the field now making his presence felt early in this one first half already over the century mark how about the yards per completion too that’s a pretty darn good number there number of catches but he’s shredding defense is getting big yardage with each and every one of them [Music] [Applause] here we go here we go the lions offense ready to kick off their next drive and with a seven-point lead they’ll likely look to take this to the locker room and not really press the issue oh he was hit as he threw it there and that one winds up incomplete and i could see the officials kind of looking at each other down there silently wondering does this meet the level of grounding fortunately he did have a receiver in the area but i have seen less obvious throwaways called this penalties from the 21 and second and 10. [Applause] now it’s gone he’s got this one complete to paramount yeah he’ll get this one way up just shy of the 45-yard line the lions will use the first of their timeouts as they’ll stop the clock with 26 seconds to go until halftime [Applause] golf on first down it’s another pass to pyramid and it’s complete and he gets us to the other side of midfield across the 45 before going out back-to-back receptions for him and it’s another first down so in the second quarter he’s already up over 100 yards receiving now and is it 100 the magic number for a really good game for a receiver so you got a chance to really shatter that and have a profound effect on this game catches made by hawkinson the tight end the lions now gonna use the second of their timeouts as they stop it with 16 seconds to go in half number one [Applause] [Music] [Applause] and this is dropped oh it’s incomplete he had a big gainer in his sights but he could not reel it in and i think they’d be well served to take that type of a physical approach against him the rest of the game he’s had his way so far but on that last one that worked quite well for the defense the line to gain is the 33 on third down here’s gone that’s complete to swift out of the backfield now whistles in a timeout with three seconds left in the first half [Applause] and bullock will put this one through and that will do it for this first half so we’ve reached halftime here in detroit with the lions out on tom as we send you down to orlando where jonathan coachman has our ea sports halftime report coach all right brandon thanks very much it was a strong first half from the former number one overall pick jared goff first order of business though let’s get a look at the next gen stats in that first half for chicago and they’ve definitely been able to exploit some holes in that opposing secondary as they threw for close to 200 yards in those first two quarters meanwhile for the lions they too were able to take advantage of a soft secondary as both of these two teams really threw the ball at will in that first half all right coach thank you and we welcome everyone back for quarter number three the bears gonna see the football first and they trail here as we get back underway to start this second half and no chance to get away as they’ll get him down at about the 17-yard line so here’s the bears offense now as they get set to start this third quarter and they’re on the short end of the scoreboard here charles what adjustments if any do you think they need to make for the second half we’re paraphrasing the gold medal hockey winning coach herb brooks i just say you continue to play your game throw the ball they had success doing it in the first half so make sure you keep getting the ball to your playmakers a little bit more to the perimeter perhaps but above all play your game so from the 17 now here’s a first and ten they’ll start the third quarter with a run by cohen and despite a little power on the move still tackled shy of the 20. it’s the pro bowler jamie collins that makes the stop defenses always talk about earning the right to rush the passer on third down and you know what offenses want win first down so that can set things up for themselves better and that wasn’t helpful there not a big impact on first down second and nine fields that’s complete to mooney he’ll be dropped at the 25 after a gain of six six yards is the pickup and that’ll lead to a third down but it appears that they read man defense and went to the out route and what you have to do on that one is the receiver’s got to make sure he works a defender towards the middle of the field to give himself space to cut to the outside and have that ball delivered with good timing and they got it done now the throw on third down knocked away and incomplete quarterbacks work all the time by manipulating the defense with their eyes and their head movement in this case he just stared the receiver down that allowed for excellent coverage able to knock that one away here’s pat o’donnell now as he’ll punt it away for the second time 40-yard punt no return and the lions will take over tyrell williams heading back out on the field now oh this defense they wouldn’t mind not seeing him again for a while three trips to the end zone how about that i think right now they would happily go to their general manager and say is there any way you could get a trade for him bring him over to our team so we don’t recover him anymore because he is really having a heck of a ball game isn’t he boy he is i don’t know that mid-game train is going to happen but good thought the detroit offense ready to begin their drive and they split the uprights last time for three they’ve got the lead they’re not going to play this conservative they’re not hoping for another field goal they’re hoping for a touchdown i’m with you on that one i like where your head is i like the way you’re thinking because you’re exactly right trying to sit on a lead and play that way that doesn’t work too well for most teams run your offense run with you exactly put it all the way down and try to increase your lead in a big way the best way to do it touchdowns on second down swift and he’ll be stopped right at midfield 42 yards rushing for him now on what was his 10th carry of the ball game muscle damage has been done through the air i mean they’ve run the belt three times with passing touchdowns but guess what ground game has not been neglected nice little burst right there now it’s swift he’ll get a nice chunk there on the first down run and it’s second and four well you certainly have to give a little credit here because they’re playing this game now at their pace this is ball control football sustained runs taking their time and making it work second down at four on the handoff this is swift and the stop here will come at the 38-yard line six yards the pickup and that’s a first down now that’s the way to do it hand it to someone with vision and good footwork enabling a little bit of power and you find a way to pick up first downs so here’s a first and ten at the 38. now a carry for swift and the play goes nowhere losing yardage back near the 40 at the 39th it’s a one-yard loss that’s gonna bring up second at 11. i’ll tell you what this defense hasn’t played its best but they’re still right in this football game and if they keep making plays just like that they’re gonna give their offense a chance looking at a second and 11 now after the loss they’ll try the air now with golf and that falls to the ground incomplete a nice job of bodying him up defensively and now he brings up third down it’s another zone defense it looks like it’s open for possibilities but they did a nice job patrolling the middle of the field and forcing it in completion [Applause] an incomplete pass on that last play and that means he’ll need to come up with something here on third down he lets this one fly toward the back of the end zone and this is incomplete oh that looked like a sure six points but he could not get that to stick and that is a golden opportunity wasted there here comes the lions punter now as he should be able to pin him back deep here with his first pun [Applause] and a little too much mustard on that one it hits a couple yards into the end zone a missed opportunity there maybe to pin them back and now chicago getting ready to go as they take the field our games hit a little bit of a lull here a little bit of a snag punts on back-to-back drives and old school coaches don’t necessarily mind that didn’t turn it over right didn’t create a big play for the other team right now what you’re looking for is can you gain an advantage in field position and that’s what both teams are seeking right now yeah they’ll be seeking to gain that advantage here on this drive they’ll start on the ground with montgomery and he’ll get this up to the 30-yard line that’ll be a pickup of 10 as they try to recover from this 10-point deficit he’s obviously a bit of a shorter running back and sometimes when he goes up the middle like that he gets lost in there then he pops out for 10-20 yards i actually asked nfl linebackers if that was true do you actually lose sight of some of the smaller running backs and all of them confirmed that that can be a problem think of it this way two of the top running backs in nfl history emma smith barry sanders both 5-10 first down they run again here’s montgomery and they get him down but not before he takes it across the 40-yard line 55 rushing yards rushing for him now and he’s carrying the ball just five times i think i like this drive a little bit better there partner running game helping out picking up some of the slack because remember the last drive they went three and out [Applause] [Applause] back-to-back good plays have him on the move on first down a give this is montgomery and he’ll be taken down but not before he gets into enemy territory that’ll be a pickup of 10 as they try to recover from this 10-point deficit would you say this offense is locked in right now they’re having no trouble on this drive what is it three plays three first downs yeah you talk about on the march they keep this up they’ll get to that end zone real fast [Applause] so the ball moves into lion territory now here’s first and ten at the 49-yard line handoff comes to montgomery and he’ll get this down only to about the 46. the veteran jamie collins there on the tackle yeah i don’t know if it’s exactly a win-win but if you’re on offense you’ll take that kind of a run all right it was kind of stacked up found a little bit of yardage and frankly they’re pretty close to staying on schedule on offense the playbook is still open for the coordinator they’ll run with a backup this is williams they had three yards on first down just one yard there but not much on that run charles no that’s exactly the way to execute a run blitz there they guessed correctly that they would move the ball on the ground honed in on it and stopped them marked that down for a win in the defense’s column this offense in desperate need of a conversion as they come up on third down to throw his fields he’ll get that complete to his tight end comment and they’re gonna mark him down short maybe by about a yard it’s that just a five yard pickup but it leads to fourth down well the coverage was tight that time they allowed the pass underneath to him but they rallied to him pretty fast too converged on him and got him down that’ll bring up fourth down here’s pat o’donnell now as he’s on to punt for chicago here’s the detroit offense now as they head back out onto the field this crew had to punt last time they had the ball but when you’ve got a lead like this you contempt to play the field position game you are to an extent especially if you like your defense because you have the lead you’ve been controlling the game but why put them in a tougher spot you want to get out there and get something done on offense and maybe take command of this game yourself on the ground it’s swift to start the drive and he’s going to lose yardage here back to his own 18. two yards the loss second and 12. sometimes you just sit back and marvel at what he can do defensively speed strength quickness he’s the whole package and that package just wrapped up the runner for a loss so the opening play in the drive goes backwards now they’ll come up on second and 12. now golf open here is allison that’s complete and with that last play he’s now up over that 300 yard mark and in today’s nfl it almost feels routine and i hate that when you talk about a 300 yard passing game to me 300 yards still signifies excellence and he’s achieved that in this performance they’ll try and run here with swift shoves him aside and he will have a first down as they get into the ground at the 37. 59 yards on the ground for him now as he’s done that on 15 carries we use the word relentless a lot with guys who are aggressive on the field in this case it really fits doesn’t it how about his ability to break tackles and his feet never stop moving [Applause] open man is quintet cephas and this will be stopped at the 44. that one good for seven yards seven yards to pick up there simple drag route here lined up out left and tried to work his way back across the field you probably saw me twitch there partner because i think he wanted the ball a little bit sooner by the time he looked it in defender was right on him three yards remain for second down go off a handoff here to swift and he’ll only get a yard maybe two up to the 46. we talk about defenders specifically linebackers keeping their eyes in the right spot he had that eye down the entire time and you know that’s not easily done because they throw a lot of misdirection at you they try and fool you and get your eyes in the wrong place but you’re right about that one he correctly figured that one out and made a really nice play they’ll try and run for it here’s williams yeah williams is going to be stopped short of the yellow line he did not get there no gain there on the play and that’s going to leave him with a fourth down well done to sniff that out defensively he had it diagnosed pretty quickly i love that description because diagnosed is perfect on that one read his keys made the play and he couldn’t even get going moving the football here comes the lions punter now as he’ll kick it away for the second time [Applause] he’ll get off a fairly short kick here as this is toward the sideline and this one will not be returnable as it sails out of bounds the chicago offense set to get started we have not seen much on offense here from either side these last few drives we’ve hit a wall so to speak and have hit it hard haven’t we because the defenses right now they seem to be a step ahead don’t they beating them to the point of attack beating them to the punch these offensive guys they’re tinkering like crazy what’s it gonna take to get back on track yeah both sides searching for adjustments so from the 17 now here’s a first and ten from the gun it’s a give to montgomery and not a whole lot to speak of there so bring him down shy of the 20. two yards on the pickup there it’ll be second and eight if they want to start getting back into this game it behooves them to get better on first down yeah certainly not what they were looking for there out of the opening play of this drive eight yards to go on second down here’s fields sends it to the sideline and moody makes a catch and he’ll be out of bounds near the 30 in fact right on the 30. fields on target to mooney first down chicago so first and ten now from the 30. fields and there’s a short throw it’s caught by comment now this will leave them a yard short nice pickup of nine yards on first down nice rhythm throw there on first down he located his tight end made it a nice easy pitching catch hoping he can break a tackle or two wasn’t able to do that there but still good yardage and that is gonna do it for this third quarter of action you’re watching the nfl on ea sports back now at ford field it’s bears football but they trail on the scoreboard as we get set to bring you the fourth quarter on second down montgomery and he’ll get up to the 43-yard line they’ll get three as the drive continues it’s a first down now yes a two possession game but a good chunk of time on the clock so they have the ability still there to run it on second short but maybe they need to pick it up a bit you’re right they did pick up the first down there but as you mentioned they have to pick up the pace now because it’s a two possession game they’ve got to get there twice to make sure they have a chance to win so signs of life and what’s been a dormant offense in this second half here’s first and ten and that is incomplete cole kamet the intended receiver and now it’s second down this defense was definitely alert to the possibility of the deep ball and they were more than ready for it they’ve got the lead fourth quarter maybe can expect more passes like that downfield so second down still 10 yards to go ball on the 43. a shotgun snap fields this is caught by robinson and he’ll be taken down but not before he works it past the 50. the bears on the move they’ve got another first down well every drive from here out is definitely crucial and critical they know that they need to get at least three here to get it back to a one score game but i can’t imagine that in their huddle that they’re thinking at all about getting a field goal they want to get into the end zone and then try and get the ball back again here’s a pass swung out left to his running back and they’ll wind up getting this to the 37 gain of nine i’m getting better over the years and not screaming out screen screen screen with my defensive training they want to keep those pass rushers honest and they did so there and they wind up picking up positive yardage [Applause] they’ll come up now on second and a yard again fields they were looking for him in the middle third he couldn’t catch it now third down that was a classic example of trying to run with the ball without securing the cash he was saying about those rack yards instead of making the catch first and then taking off the bears on third down they’ve converted just two for six thus far they’re up against a third in one situation now it’s fields and this is going to be incomplete a little bit of frustration there back to back incompletions receivers blanketed on both attempts this time on third down and he’s gonna miss this one that is no good well outside the left upright and this score will stay right where it is tyrell williams heading back out on the field now and i know that they’ve double teamed him a couple times but not a ton that whatever they’re doing isn’t working he’s up over 100 yards we’ll see how they adjust and when they do that they weaken their defense in other places as well how many times have we done games where we’ve seen a guy have a big game like this but it’s usually not by himself is it usually it opens it up for other people to have big games as well the lions offense ready to kick off their next drive there are two scores on the plus side still time here in this fourth quarter but maybe you start thinking about playing keep away yeah i think here’s the situation you’re not thinking touchdowns anymore you’re just thinking first downs to keep up with your theme there playing keep away first downs they can’t touch the ball i’m sure that that’s going to be the formula just keep the ball on the ground keep that clock moving when you have the lead this late in the game above all stay in bounds yes take care of the football yes gain yardage but stay in bounds and let that clock tick [Applause] second down and eight [Applause] the intended target tj hawkinson and that’ll make it third down looked like he had a couple of different options as far as who to throw to on that play and who am i to say this but i’m not sure he made the right decision well the window of opportunity is always going to be small in the nfl that’s why those quarterbacks who make quick decisions and how quick releases have the most success in this league throwing on third golf they get 13 but it’s not nearly enough and it’ll be fourth down [Applause] time to go to work why did scrimmage the 37 on first and 10. out of the gun fields looking sideline incomplete trying to get it to tariq cohen out of the backfield and that’ll bring up second down certainly appeared to take away his first read and by the time he tried to look elsewhere and find an open target the coverage was too good that one falls incomplete line of scrimmage again the 37 as they line up second and 10. now fields they’ll set up the screen to montgomery and brought down but not before they’re inside the 25. mark that down as a pickup of 13 and the bears have the first they ran that one well and not only did they pick up a nice chunk of yardage on the screen they sent a message to the defense rush the passer all you want but you better be careful we can hit you going back the other direction fields on first down throw left side complete that’s robinson that he’ll go out of bounds in the red zone just inside the 20. seven yards to pick up there if you’re running out route it’s likely you end up near the sideline and what did we just see there you got it the benefits of practice toe tapping foot dragging picking it up and making sure it was a catch working with a second and three montgomery and they’ll bring him down at the 13-yard line four yards the pickup first down nice job there finding room to maneuver and he worked his way into another first down and look they had great field position to start but boy they’ve done a nice job taking advantage of it now they’re just hoping to cap it off so signs of life and what’s been a dormant offense in the second half here’s first and ten now montgomery this carry despite the extra effort will be stopped short of the 10. give them a couple on the carry there second and eight in order to play really good run defense when you’re playing a 3-4 those three guys up front the nose tackle and the guys they call the defensive ends they’re usually big big people because they’re gonna have to eat up a lot of blockers because usually five on three and when they do their job well guys who play on the inside those inside line oh that’s into a double team and it’s intercepted picked off down near the five and the return just out across the 15 to the 16-yard line defensively that time they were in zone coverage as a rookie qb what lesson can you learn there well understand this you saw zone in college and the defensive backs reacted but they don’t react like they do on this level so when they’re in zone and they see the ball coming to them they’ll react at least a half a second faster you’ve got to know where you want to go with the ball and be decisive with it otherwise the end result can be something you don’t like the detroit offense ready to begin their drive turnover that just got them the football back obviously a big one because had they been able to score on the other side this would have been a one-possession game so you don’t sense full relief here though no i don’t especially with a ball this deep in their own territory because you make a mistake they’ve got it right back in prime position they certainly do so now almost like you know almost like a four minute offense right take care of this bad boy make sure the other team doesn’t touch it but move it with consistent gains we’re down the clock and make them use their timeouts in this situation right back to swift again on second down and this one will go to the 28-yard line yards on the ground here for swift and he’s got a first down as well well that’s a carry they have to be satisfied with and throughout this game they’ve been satisfied with what he’s given him whenever they’ve needed a big run a first down he’s the guy they’ve turned to and it doesn’t matter what the defense thinks they feel like they’ve got the confidence to keep handing it to him and keep picking up good yardage five yards on the catch there brings up second down another nice pick up through the air and i think a lot of people might expect them to run the ball in the situation brandon but with this lead they’re electing to throw the football swings slants quick outs things that they consider safe throwing again on second down golf it’ll be a gain of four and that is gonna set up the third one that might feel like a little bit of a lost opportunity there for the offense because the defense brought pressure that time and sometimes against that you can get out to your running back and it could turn into a big gain downfield but what a nice job they did getting to them quickly and holding them to a short gain the lions on third down they’re hitting at 60 6 out of 10 thus far they need just a yard here it’s third and one they run out of the gun with swift and this will wind up a lions first down as he’ll get this up to about the 42. no doubt those are the types of carries they’re looking for here charles the lead in the fourth quarter this is when coaches that have a reliable running game they breathe a little easier on the sideline yeah they love the idea that they can take the air out of the football at this point of the game that means they’re really counting on that offensive line counting on the runners taking care of the football because you’re gonna tell your quarterback hey no time to be a hero we’re not gonna throw it here just eat up that clock and if you have the ball they can’t score so signs of life and what’s been a dormant offense in this second half here’s first and ten now a first down carry it’s williams strong run but they get to him just beyond the 40. credit him with a one-yard gain there to make it second and nine run blitz there defensively something we might see more of here in the fourth quarter i think we’ll see a lot of it and the difference between that and a pass blitz passport’s just trying to get to the quarterback you’re trying to scheme someone open who will get to the qb and make sure he gets on the ground in a run blitz you’re actually trying to cover up gaps trying to cover up holes so they can’t run the football he gets this complete to cephas and he’s going to have another first down as the tackles made here at the bears 38 yard line a good pick up there at 20 yards but when you’re up by two scores in the fourth quarter and you’re gonna throw the football expect to see a lot of man coverage because usually what comes along with man coverage is pressure so if you’re a play caller and you want to keep throwing the football that’s fine just make sure your offensive line understands they’re gonna get additional guys running at the quarterback so into bear territory now this is first and ten at the 38. golf now looking to throw open man he’s got him to tight in hawkinson now the result here a pickup of eight leaves him with two to go on second down a gain of eight there on the eighth play in the drive and there’s a completion to the tight end and look at the size of these players nowadays at that spot six four six five and up a lot of guys used to be basketball players somehow came back to football that’s really good for the game of football you get better athleticism great hand-eye coordination guys who know how to control their bodies when they run their routes and he’ll go down at the 28. two yards good enough for a first how about this offensive line they’re really starting to establish themselves take over this game and before the series began i know exactly what we said in the defensive huddle guys we got to get no less than a three and out let’s get off the field instead they can’t find any traction towards doing that right now they’re just getting muscled all over the field and getting pushed down and he’ll take this down just shy of the 25 yard line big eddie goldman there on the tackle brandon i’ve got to think this offensive line has got some smiles on his faces and i know it sounds crazy but they practiced for this back in training camp they knew they’d be in situations where the extra defenders in the box coming after them trying to keep them from locking down the game right now they want to show the world they’re up to the challenge and inside the 20 before he’s brought down a gain of 10 as they look to add on to this 10-point lead it carries like that that’s how they’re going to continue to salt this thing away here charles in the fourth quarter yeah how about that a new set of downs clock continues to move no better way to close out a game than to tap those mastodons you have up front and say guys keep pounding them let’s keep the ball keep their offense on the sidelines and let’s close this one out two minutes left to play in this football game here on ea sports so the lions in possession of the football as we welcome you back and the scoreboard on their side they’re just looking to melt away these final couple of minutes and put this one in the left-hand column and they get to him quickly here as he stopped right around the 13. right out of the two-minute break we’ll get a timeout used defensively with a minute 56 to go [Music] [Applause] three yards on that last carry here’s second and seven they’ll try and run some clock here as they keep it on the ground and now they’re inside the ten as he’s brought down at the nine and now with 152 to go we get another pause in the action a timeout here defensively on third down here comes swift that is not going to be any help as they dump him behind the line of scrimmage bullock’s kick is good and that will stretch the lead up to 13. so they settle for just the three but clearly right now anything helps trying to salt this one away in the fourth without a doubt obviously a touchdown probably would have been the final nail to finish this thing off but it still ate up time got points so while it’s not mission accomplished it’s darn close here are the lions now as they line up and kick this one away take it about the one and able to get this across the 20 but not much further as he’s dropped at the 23-yard line so now fields and the bears down by 13. just over a minute 40 to play how will this thing pan out we’ll watch as they come up on first down trying to shake off the interception from the last drive he’ll look to throw and this is incomplete oh he looks like he had a pretty good line on that would have been a big play but he could not pull it in i know he wants to get his team back in the game but a 50-50 ball right there that maybe was a little questionable yeah he’s pretty lucky to get that one back i think that sometimes his quarterbacks play with a lot of confidence that borders on arrogance and that can put your team in some dutch yeah especially maybe want to look at some safer routes after the interception he had that ended their last drive [Applause] this is robinson and
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NFL 2021 Season - Week 12 - Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions - 4K - Madden 22

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