CHICAGO (670 The Score) -- As part of an afternoon filled with oddities at Soldier Field, Bears offensive tackle Bobby Massie recorded more receptions than receiver Anthony Miller did. And Massie's catch came in a big moment as well in the Bears' 17-13 win against the Giants on Sunday.
With the Bears facing fourth-and-2 with 3:58 left at the Giants' 36-yard line, Massie hauled in a pass after quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's throw into traffic was deflected into his arms. Though the Bears came away empty on the drive -- kicker Cairo Santos missed a 50-yard field-goal attempt -- they burned nearly two more minutes off the clock and forced the Giants to call their final two timeouts after Massie's grab. The Giants later drove to the Bears' 10-yard line in search of the game-winning touchdown before running out of time.
What made Massie's reception even more unlikely was that he was knocked down while blocking on the play, only to get himself off the ground just in time to recognize the deflected pass coming his way.
"That's not how we drew it up," Trubisky said.
The reception was the first of Massie's career. The last Bears offensive lineman to catch a pass was Kyle Long, who did so in a game Dec. 1, 2013.
The Bears didn't convert Massie's reception into points, but they were happy for every bounce that helped them get the win.
"Sometimes when you're playing hard, the ball bounces your way," Trubisky said.
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