Breaking down the Science of Bears WR/RS Devin Hester (Video)

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We know that Chicago Bears return specialist Devin Hester is “ridiculous” when it comes to returning kicks. He broke the return touchdown record Monday night versus the Minnesota Vikings, and established himself as the greatest of all time in that particular endeavor.

He also may be better at housing punt and kickoffs than anyone in history is at ever doing anything. I don’t know how much of that previous sentence is hyperbole, and how much is truth.

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Lucky Number 14 For Chicago Bears Devin Hester

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Fourteen was the total number of points the Minnesota Vikings scored on Monday night and it is the number of kickoff and punt return TDs that Chicago Bears Devin Hester has accumulated during his storied career.

The previous record, set by Brian Mitchell, is a major milestone because it requires both explosiveness and longevity. Hester was all over the frozen tundra of TCF Bank Stadium. Specifically, his punt return of 64 yards in the third quarter was an omen for things to come for the former purple people eaters.

With this said, no play was more indicative of the disparity between the quality of play between the two teams than a run near the goal line in the third quarter when Matt Forte dragged would be tacklers for around eight yards before he was finally brought down before reaching pay dirt.

By Patrick Herbert

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