Gipson’s first sack on Sunday came in the game’s first scrimmage and gave the ball to the Bears’ offense against the Giants 2, leading to David Montgomery’s 2-yard touchdown in the upcoming snap.
Rushing to the left side, Gipson was unlocked, giving him a clear path to Glennon. The Giants lined up with no running backs in the backfield on the play.
“It kind of took me by surprise that they went empty the first game of the game,” said Gipson. “We have Rob Quinn rushing his life to the other side so that surprised me. My eyes widened on occasion and I had to take advantage of it.”
Gipson took inspiration from Quinn, an 11-year-old veteran who recorded his 18th sack of the year on Sunday, breaking Hall of Fame member Richard Dent’s single-season record of 17.5 sacks in 1984 .
Quinn has now recorded 100.5 layoffs, while also facing a benign brain tumor he has had since his teenage years.
“He’s a warrior,” Gipson said. “He almost died when he was younger and he still pushes passersby today. He overcomes battles; that’s what he does, and I’m really happy for him. He did something that no one else does. other did and we all got to witness it. I think we should be thankful that we can witness the story, especially being part of the Chicago Bears organization. “
Quarterback Andy Dalton also praised Quinn after Sunday’s win.
“Rob and I were in the same draft class (2011) so I followed him from the start,” said Dalton. “Just look at so many good seasons he’s had. I mean, he just broke the Bears record, and I don’t even think that’s the most he’s had. He had 19 sacks. in one season (with the Rams in 2013) It just shows the type of player he’s been for a long time.
“You are so happy for him, a guy who worked really hard and does everything in the right way. For him to have the success he had and not only get 100 sacks but also to beat the Bears record, on the same bag was pretty cool, pretty special. “
NFL teams that win the toss usually postpone so they can try to double down by scoring on their last possession in the first half and first practice in the second half.
That Bears executed that plan perfectly on Sunday. After Cairo Santos’ 44-yard field goal increased their lead to 22-3 as time passed in the first half, they opened the second half with an 11-game practice. and 75 yards which was capped by Montgomery’s 2-yard TD. Course.
The Bears actually scored three times in the 1:01 first-half final. Following Santos’ 21-yard field goal, Giants return specialist Pharoh Cooper didn’t initially line up the ensuing kickoff because he believed he was going to land in the end zone for a touchback. But he actually landed near the goal line and he had to scramble to pick up the ball and was tackled at 5.
After Eddie Jackson and Eddie Goldman teamed up to drop running back Devontae Booker for a three-yard loss, Angelo Blackson tackled Booker in the end zone for safety. After the free kick, Dalton completed passes from 18 and 17 yards to Darnell Mooney to set up the field goal for Santos.
“The special teams back them up, the defense creates the safety, the offense goes down and steals three points at the end of the first half, that’s stuff you work on and the guys executed it,” he said. Nagy said.