The Bears weren't playing Monday night, but there was as much cheering stake in the game for Bears nation as there was in Chicago's win over the Browns Sunday afternoon.
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When Ravens kicker Justin Tucker connected on a 61-yard field goal in the waning seconds of Baltimore's win over Detroit, Bears fans rejoiced.
But it wasn't just fans excited about the Lions' loss. The players got in on the act, too.
Yeeaaahhhhh!!!!!!— Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) December 17, 2013
Omg!!!!! What a leg!!!— Tim Jennings (@HennOrJenn26) December 17, 2013
Henry Melton, a college teammate of Tucker's at Texas in 2008, didn't miss a chance to weigh in:
Safety Anthony Walters even wants to buy Tucker a thank-you gift.
Does anyone know where Justin Tucker lives? I'm sending him a gift.— Anthony Walters (@Anthony_Walters) December 17, 2013
Thanks the Lions' loss, the Bears now control their own fate. If they win out, they will take the NFC North title and host a playoff game in early January.