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by: JamieD On  Monday, December 5, 2011

dexter mccluster hail maryWhen it comes to defending a Hail Mary pass, the first thing that every defensive player is taught is to “bat the ball down.”  Some coaches will go so far as to tell their players to avoid even trying to catch the ball and record an inception.  Instead, they would rather see their players simply smack the ball towards the ground and not risk having it stay alive and possibly ending up in the hands of one of the opposing offensive players.

Lovie Smith was probably reminding his players to “bat the ball down” when they took the field for the final play of the first half during yesterday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.  Unfortunately for them, Chiefs running back Dexter McCluster in the perfect position, as he waited for Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher to bat Tyler Palko’s 50-yard pass into his waiting arms.

Interestingly enough, this would turn out to be the only touchdown scored during this defensive stalemate between these two teams, which saw both quarterbacks fail to pass for more than 160 yards during the Chiefs 10-3 victory.

Here is a look at the only play worth watching from yesterday’s game between the Chiefs and the Bears.