Eddy Pineiro sends great tweet after nailing game-winning field goal
Eddy Pineiro sent a great tweet shortly after kicking the Chicago Bears to a victory over the Denver Broncos.
When the Broncos took a 14-13 lead with just 31 seconds remaining in regulation, odds were stacked against the Bears. However, a Mitchell Trubisky pass to Allen Robinson put the Bears in field goal range with just one second left on the clock. Pineiro came on to convert a 53-yard field goal to prevent the Bears from falling to 0-2 on the season.
Following the game, Pineiro, who is in his first season as the Bears’ kicker, took to social media to sum up the emotions after his big moment.
If you don’t believe in God you better start believing he’s REAL thank you chicago! https://t.co/2sMWfsYAmy
— Eddy Piñeiro (@EddyPineiro) September 16, 2019
The Bears and their fans endured heartbreak last year as a result of performances by kickers. Pineiro stepping up on Sunday wasn’t lost on one of the team’s stars, Khalil Mack.
“You think about everything that happened. All the games last year that were kind of like close. Especially that playoff game & you put that pressure on that guy. Eddie P. The birthday man. He came out & nailed that mother F*cker. F*ck. That’s how you play ball man"- Khalil Mack
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 16, 2019
It looks for now like the Bears have found themselves a kicker.