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Charles Tillman on fake FG: "They out-schemed us"

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Crabtree.jpgBears cornerback Charles Tillman said he could have been in a better position to make a tackle on the Packers' fake field goal attempt in the final two minutes of the first half.

He certainly couldn't have been alone, since only safety Chris Conte even reasonably had a chance to make the play.

Moments later, though, Tillman gave the Packers props.

"It was just a good scheme. They out-schemed us," Tillman said. "You got to give them credit. It was a good play on their part."

On the play, holder/ punter Tim Masthay took the snap and shoveled the ball to backup tight end Tom Crabtree, who easily scored from 27 yards out.

Crabtree to Sports Illustrated gave the credit to special teams coach Shawn Slocum and rookie pulling guard Don Barclay.

In addition, kicker Mason Crosby may have confused the Bears, by sprinting to the left, while the play went right.

That proved a huge play because, otherwise, the Bears defense had kept the game close. The Packers were lining up for a field goal that, if it went through the uprights, would have given them a 6-0 lead, in the final two minutes of the half. But, they went up 10-0 instead, intercepted a Jay Cutler pass, then converted another field goal to take a 13-0 lead into the locker room.

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Very tough, tough game to watch as a lifeling bears fan.

Well atleast Creighton is happy.

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