It’s been a day of disappointment for the Bears so far against the Lions at Ford Field. Even their good plays turn to dust — rookie Tarik Cohen stunned the Lions with a 90-yard kickoff return Saturday, only to have it called back with yet another special-teams penalty.
After the Lions took a 13-0 lead on Matthew Stafford’s 3-yard touchdown pass to TJ Jones, Cohen’s return of the ensuing kickoff to the Lions 12-yard line was nullified by a holding penalty on DeAndre Houston-Carson. It brought the ball back to the 10-yard line.
It’s not the first time the Bears have ruined a great effort by Cohen on a kick return. Two weeks ago against the 49ers, Cohen had a 67-yard punt return nullified by an illegal block by Ben Braunecker.