Fans Evacuated From Stands As Bears-Ravens Game Delayed By Storms

radar 2CBS Chicago – by Adam Hoge

SOLDIER FIELD (CBS) — Sunday’s Bears game against the Ravens was delayed with 4:51 left in the first quarter by severe weather.

Storms rolled in along the lakefront shortly after kickoff. Fans were warned about a possible evacuation to the concourse with about 10 minutes left in the first quarter and were eventually told to leave their seats after the Ravens kicked a field goal with 4:51 left in the first quarter.   

The Bears were losing 10-0 to the Ravens at the time of the delay. After a first offensive series with two botched plays, the Bears punted to the Ravens, who marched downfield and scored a touchdown in just six plays. The drive featured a 47-yard run by Ray Rice, who is only averaging 2.5 yards per carry this season. Rice scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.

We’ll continue to update this story as we get more information on the weather delay.

Adam Hoge covers the Bears for and is a frequent contributor to 670 The Score. Follow him on Twitter at @AdamHoge.

3 thoughts on “Fans Evacuated From Stands As Bears-Ravens Game Delayed By Storms

  1. The only thing dumber than two dozen grown men fighting over a football is the ten thousand idiots who sit there and watch it.

    It would have been a nice place for a lighting storm.

    1. Yes Jolly Roger, LOL, I agree with ya 100%. I just do not undestand why people get so involved with a game with a bunch of big/fat boys that are way over paid, slap each other on the butt and go to the locker rooms during half time and then take group showers after the game. I just do not get it. And then people pay thousands of dollars to watch them play a game that they should of played in high school IMOHO.

  2. The interaction of weather and NFL football is interesting…last year even with approaching Hurricane Sandy, even with the Jets getting blown out against Miami, most of the fans continued to stay in the stands when they could have gone home and better prepared themselves for the storm. And in 2005 the New Orleans Saints had to scramble on where to play their games after Katrina hit and wiped out New Orleans. Then in 2008 the Houston Texans had to move their bye week because of some storm there. Weird thing is, this never happens with Major League Baseball…I do like football though, mostly the Texas A & M Aggies…

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