Chicago Tribune

David Haugh: Bears fans' view of the Super Bowl matchup between the Rams and Patriots: What if?

After two teams qualified Sunday for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, two words immediately popped into the head of anyone who watched the Bears closely this season.

What if?

The words echo like the sound of a football clanking off the crossbar.

What if the Bears had a kicker as reliable as the Rams' Greg Zuerlein, whose 57-yard field goal to beat the Saints in overtime was the longest game-winner in NFL playoff history?

What if Bears kicker Cody Parkey had made a 43-yarder against the Eagles two weeks earlier instead

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune4 min read
State Health Department Investigating Hospital In Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Case
CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating a suburban Chicago hospital that waited two weeks before alerting authorities about a newborn who arrived in the emergency room on life support and accompanied by a woman who falsely
Chicago Tribune6 min read
Howard Stern Talks About Life, Death, Donald Trump — And Why He Can't Stand His Old Narcissism
Howard Stern speaks, which comes as no surprise to the millions of people who listen to him, and last weekend he was speaking to me, saying, "Twenty years ago I had so much more energy and my narcissism was so strong that I really enjoyed talking abo
Chicago Tribune2 min read
Albert Almora's Grand Slam, Homers By Anthony Rizzo And Javier Baez Vault Cubs To 8-4 Win Over Phillies
CHICAGO - Javier Baez proved Wednesday night he can swing hard despite coping with a right heel bruise. Anthony Rizzo showed he can hit for power against left-handers. And Albert Almora Jr. displayed his ability to drive in runs from the bottom part