Bowman makes big play for Bears (Football)
Relegated to special teams after losing his starting job at cornerback, Anchorage’s Zack Bowman has limited opportunities to make a play.
But he made a big one on Monday Night Football.
The fourth-year player with the Chicago Bears turned in the defensive play when he forced a fumble on a punt return late in the second quarter during a 30-24 upset over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The game was tied 10-10 with 1:10 before halftime when the Bears punted the ball to DeSean Jackson, who immediately was hit by Chicago’s Corey Graham and then tackled by Bowman, who forced a fumble at the Eagles’ 11-yard-line.
Four plays later the Bears scored the go-ahead touchdown.
Bowman, of Bartlett High fame, has just 4 tackles on the season – but he’s forced fumbles on half of them.
Don’t forget, it was only two seasons ago the Bowman had a team-high 6 interceptions and 10 pass deflections.