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Mike Martz takes blame for goal-line play

Updated: September 16, 2010, 5:06 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Bears coach Lovie Smith took the heat for his decision Sunday against the Lions to try for a touchdown on fourth-and-1 from the Lions' 1-yard line instead of calling for a field goal with his team down a point in the fourth quarter.

Offensive coordinator Mike Martz, meanwhile, placed blame on himself a day later for improperly preparing the unit for goal line situations.

"We've been going through all that [installation on offense], and our ...

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