It’s no secret that the Chicago Bears offense is bad, and has generally been bad for a long, long time (that’s what happens when pretty much never having a franchise quarterback, at least since Sid Luckman was tearing it up in the 1940s). But a drought the Bears had on offense entering Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans is still *unbelievable*.
Bears running back David Montgomery ran for an 80-yard touchdown on Chicago’s first offensive play.
.@MontgomerDavid OUT THE GATES 🔥🔥🔥!!
32 goes 80 yards for the opening drive score.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) December 13, 2020
As tweeted by the Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, that’s the Bears’ first offensive touchdown from their own side of the field in 38 games (including the playoffs), 430 possessions, and 2,464 plays.
LONG TD DROUGHT IS OVER!!!
Including the playoffs, the Bears had gone 38 games, 430 possessions, 2,464 plays since the last time they scored an offensive touchdown from their own side of midfield.
— Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) December 13, 2020
To have a stretch like that in the modern NFL is truly incredible, for any offense.
With the way Montgomery is playing lately, he may get another touchdown of 50-plus yards for the Bears much sooner than 38 games from now. The second-year running back had 11 carries for 107 yards — along with five catches, 40 yards, and a touchdown reception — in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers, including a 57-yard run. He followed that up 17 carries for 72 yards and two touchdowns against the Detroit Lions in Week 13.
And at halftime against the Texans, Montgomery has six carries for 106 yards (and one reception for 11 yards), which is playing a big part in the Bears shockingly putting up 30 points on Houston.