By Charlie Roumeliotis
Since the NFL modified their overtime regulations, no team has elected to defer to their opponent after winning the coin toss.
But on Sunday, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh strongly considered being the first to do so and is still having second thoughts about whether or not he made the right decision.
"We thought real hard about taking the wind," said Harbaugh, via the Baltimore Sun. "It’s not so much deferring. You would take the wind is how you would do that."
One of the reasons Harbaugh didn't defer was because he didn't have any idea which direction the wind was truly blowing because of the constant swirls.
"Then, we just couldn't decide which way the wind was blowing," he said. "Honestly, it was swirling back and forth both ways, and once we had disagreement on which way the wind was blowing, then it was pretty straightforward for me to say we’re taking the ball if we win the toss."
The Ravens elected to receive and punted after five plays, only to watch the Bears storm 60 yards down the field and win on a 38-yard field goal by Robbie Gould.