Vasher returns missed FG record 108 yards
|2005||Nathan Vasher, Chicago||Missed FG||108|
|2002||Chris McAlister, Baltimore||Missed FG||107|
|2004||Ed Green, Baltimore||INT||106|
|1979||Roy Green, St. Louis||Kickoff||106|
|1967||Noland Smith, Kansas City||Kickoff||106|
|1956||Al Carmichael, Green Bay||Kickoff||106|
|-- David Rose, ESPN Research|
When Joe Nedney's 52-yard attempt went wide right in a strong wind, Vasher caught the ball over his shoulder, hesitated momentarily whether to come out of the end zone, sprinted to the 15 and then reversed his field with a spin, picking up a convoy of blockers.
Getting blocks down the sideline from Lance Briggs and Chris Harris, Vasher weaved his way past the 49ers for a stunning touchdown that gave the Bears a 7-3 halftime lead.
The previous longest return of a missed field goal was 107 yards by Baltimore's Chris McAlister against Denver on Sept. 30, 2002.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press