BALTIMORE — Coming into this season, Bears defensive backs Adrian Amos and Kyle Fuller have been linked in a moderately unbecoming trend — two former starters slated to be again-ups after their as soon as-promising NFL careers turned to disappointment.
However on Sunday they shared an excellent second for themselves, their households and associates and their teammates at M&T Stadium — two youngsters from Baltimore who got here house, performed properly and made a distinction towards the workforce they as soon as cheered for.
“We’ve had our ups and downs, however yeah — it feels good,” Amos stated after incomes a recreation ball within the Bears’ 27-24 extra time victory towards the Ravens. “If you win, the whole lot feels good. If we had misplaced this recreation, we made a few performs, nevertheless it’s [more about] what performs you possibly can have made to win the sport. Profitable cures lots.”
The Amos-Fuller mixture was by no means greater than on the important thing defensive play of the sport. Fuller broke up Joe Flacco’s cross for extensive receiver Chris Moore alongside the sideline on the Bears 15-yard line and the deflection went proper to Amos. The third-yr security not solely snared the ball for his first profession interception in his thirty second begin, however weaved his approach upfield for a landing that gave the Bears a seemingly snug 24-thirteen lead with 5:08 left within the fourth quarter.
“Kyle made an excellent play not he ball, tipped it and I simply caught it and tried to not get tackled,” stated Amos, who had eight tackles, one deal with-for-loss and two cross break-ups. “Once I gave a transfer and broke via the road, I appeared up on the Jumbotron and it was simply me — after which it was simply, ‘Get to the top zone.’
Amos’ lack of ability to make performs on the ball was the large cause why the Bears’ went for an improve within the offseason with Quintin Demps in free company and Eddie Jackson within the draft. However Amos hung in there and when Demps suffered a damaged arm towards the Steelers, he was a starter once more. Even teammates acknowledged how huge a play it was not only for the group, however for Amos. It was his first landing at M&T Financial institution Stadium since scoring one within the annual Turkey Bowl as a receiver at Calvert Corridor Excessive in Baltimore.
“Very comfortable for Amos,” defensive finish Akiem Hicks stated. “Typically I name him spatula-palms as a result of he doesn’t catch a variety of balls. However he received his immediately — after which took it to the crib. That was an superior feeling. I guess it was for him, particularly being his residence.”
Fuller, who acquired his probability when beginning cornerback Prince…