BALTIMORE — Tarik Cohen thought the ball hung within the air for 30 seconds.
When he took a toss proper Sunday on the Ravens’ 21, he watched for Tony Jefferson. If the Ravens security ran towards him, the Bears’ rookie operating again was alleged to throw a cross to Zach Miller in the proper nook of the top zone.
Jefferson bit, and Cohen wound up, lofting a spiral. Miller seemed over his proper shoulder, and talked to himself.
“Go-get-it, go-get-it, go-get-it,” Miller stated. “And the nearer it goes, the quicker you speak.”
He caught it and slid to the bottom for the Bears’ first landing in a an eventual 27-24 win at M&T Financial institution Stadium.
“It undoubtedly was up there for some time,” Cohen stated. “I backpedaled taking a look at it. It was like a film scene.”
Cohen turned the shortest participant because the AFL-NFL merger to throw a landing; the final to do it was one other 5-6 participant, the New York Giants’ Wee Willie Smith, in 1934.
“Shout out to Wee Willie,” Cohen stated. “I’m Wee ‘Rik.”
The Bears had been working towards the play for weeks. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky needed to make use of it final week.
“The minute we referred to as it,” he stated, “I knew it will go for a landing.”
Cohen completed with 14 carries for 32 yards, one catch for 14, and a fumble. Within the remaining minute of the third quarter, he had the ball stripped by Ravens security Eric Weddle — the identical participant who tried, much less efficiently, to do the identical on Jordan Howard’s fifty three-yard extra time run.
“I made a sudden transfer with out having the ball first,” Cohen stated.
The Bears have now had 4 totally different males throw their final 4 passing touchdowns — Mike Glennon in Inexperienced Bay, punter Pat O’Donnell and Trubisky final week, and, on Sunday, Cohen.
“Good cross, good catch,” coach John Fox stated.