Remember when Kyle Long was one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL? It seems like ages ago that the Chicago Bears had one of the nastiest and fiercest offensive linemen throughout the league.
Kyle Long was recently on the Green Light Podcast with his brother Chris Long and they discussed the infamous fight between the Chicago Bears and the St. Louis Rams in 2013.
Chicago Bears vs. St. Louis Rams November 24th, 2013
With less than nine minutes remaining in the first half, the Rams were beating the Bears 21-7. Bears’ quarterback Josh McCown nearly lost the football on second down, being chased by Jo-Lonn Dunbar and current Bears’ pass rusher Robert Quinn.
But the action came after the ball was dead, albeit unknowingly at the time. Thinking it was a loose fumble, Rams’ defensive lineman, William Hayes, charged at the ball.
On his way to picking up a pseudo-fumble, he slammed into Kyle Long. But Hayes got a big surprise when Long caught up to him and fought him for the football.
Kyle started digging into Hayes with elbows and things got violent. Immediately, Kyle’s brother Chris came rushing onto the field from the sideline and pulled Kyle off of Hayes. But before he could, Kyle tried kicking Hayes while he was on the ground.
Kyle Long received a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct and the NFL fined Chris for charging onto the field from the sidelines.
The Rams went on to beat the Bears 42-21 for their fifth win of the season while handing Chicago their fifth loss of the season. The Rams finished fourth in the NFC West with a 7-9 record and the Bears finished second in the NFC North with an 8-8 record.
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