Bears rookie tight end Cole Kmet managed to squeeze in between defenders for his first career touchdown catch on a day when his mother somehow squeezed into the exclusive Bank of America Stadium gathering of 5,000 fans.
“Obviously, it’s a dream come true for me. It was just pretty sweet,” said Kmet, the Bears’ top draft pick this year.
Following Tashaun Gipson’s interception, Kmet caught a third-and-goal TD pass over the middle in a crowd from Nick Foles to stake the Bears to a 7-0 lead, and they never trailed.
“Obviously we had a turnover to start the game like that, and you gotta put points on the board,” Kmet said. “So that was a big deal and I think that got us started in the game.
“So you don’t want to come away with just three points in that situation. You gotta be able to put the ball in