Sunday's Chicago Bears penalty was weird
Offsides, false start, and pass interference are common NFL penalties. The Chicago Bears were penalised during Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers, costing them a field goal.
Both sides had to be inventive to cope with the drenched field throughout the game. Before trying a long field goal in the second quarter, holder Trenton Gill pulled out a towel to dry up the field
Gill was penalised for unsportsmanlike behaviour for bringing a towel onto the field, which is against the rules.
Bears holder Trenton Gill was penalised for unsportsmanlike behaviour for bringing a towel onto the field before a field goal attempt.
The 15-yard penalty forced the Bears to punt from field goal range.
Bears won 19-10 despite the penalty. The penalty was odd and expensive.
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