Found November 25, 2012 on
TD or not TD? While that may sound like a simple question, when it comes to the NFL, the answer can be quite complicated.
The real answer is . . . it depends.
When a touchdown is called on the field, it is not always a touchdown on the scoreboard.
See what I mean?
We are in Week 12 of the NFL season, but honestly it doesn't matter what week we're in. Replay is not only a way of life in the NFL -- it has become a central component of every game.
I want to focus on a couple of plays that took place in the Minnesota-Chicago game, won by the Bears 28-10 at Soldier Field, where replay played a big role in the outcome. One involved a fumble recovery that was returned for a touchdown, "confirmed" as a score on the field, then reversed to down by contact after a review. The other was a sideline catch in the end zone that was called a touchdown and upheld as such by replay.
Let's look at the first play.
The situation: Chicago had the ball, first down and 10 at it...
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It appears as if the injury sustained by Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings is not severe, although the team consider him questionable for their Week 13 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Jason LaCanfora said that Forte’s injury ”does not appear to be severe enough to threaten him long-term.” Forte already missed time earlier this season...
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the ankle injury that Bears running back Matt Forte suffered this past Sunday doesn’t seem to be severe. His status for this coming week is currently questionable.
Matt Forte’s ankle injury does not appear to be severe enough to threaten him long-term, though his status for this week in question
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora...
Bears' running back Matt Forte is questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle with a right ankle injury suffered against Minnesota.Fantasy Spin:It's the same ankle where he suffered an ankle sprain earlier this season. Michael Bush scored twice from in close against Minnesota and would get the majority of the workload if Forte can play.
Bears running back Matt Forte's ankle injury is not severe and likely won't threaten his long-term status. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.Fantasy Spin:Forte's status for Sunday's game versus Seattle in up in the air but it has to be considered a good sign that he's yet to be ruled out. The Bears can afford to be careful with Forte since they have Michael Bush.
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte left Sunday’s game against the Vikings early with an ankle injury. Michael Bush finished the game as the Bears’ lead back.
Matt Forte has left the game with an ankle injury. His return is questionable. #Bears #MINvsCHI
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 25, 2012
After the game Bears linebacker Lance Briggs was seen walking around...
Bears running back Matt Forte limped to the locker room with a right ankle injury Sunday.Fantasy Spin:It's the same ankle where he suffered an ankle sprain earlier this season. We'll have updates as they become available.
The Chicago Bears got a much-needed win, but they lost two key players in the process. Devin Hester and Matt Forte were both injured in the Bears win over the Minnesota Vikings. Chicago won the game and improved to 8-3 on the season. They needed the win with Green Bay right on their heels this season.
According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago, Hester left the game yesterday...
CHICAGO — Bears receiver and return specialist Devin Hester left Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings with a concussion.
The injury occurred early in the game, although it was not clear exactly when. The Bears announced he would miss the remainder of the game with about five minutes left in the half.
Eric Weems replaced Hester at receiver and on returns.
When the Chicago Bears signed veteran quarterback Jason Campbell to a one-year deal the thought process was that he could fill in comfortably if starter Jay Cutler had to go-on-the-mend.
After the severe beating that the Bear’s offensive line subjected Campbell to, it could be he that needs relief as Cutler is on his way back after clearing tests on Saturday by an independent...
Bears running back Michael Bush scored two touchdowns Sunday against the Vikings and might find himself with a larger role going forward if Matt Forte (ankle) has to miss time with his latest injury.Fantasy Spin:Forte left Sunday's game versus Minnesota after injuring the same ankle he sprained earlier this season. Prior to Sunday, Bush hadn't crossed the goal line since Week 3.
CHICAGO -- On the Bears' first two offensive plays against Minnesota on Sunday, quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte botched a handoff for a lost fumble, and Cutler tripped over a teammate and sacked himself for a five-yard loss. But the Vikings couldn't do much with the opportunities, and Cutler then unleashed an effective short passing game, the even more...