Chicago Bears inside linebacker Roquan Smith heads to the end zone for a touchdown after intercepting a pass from Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Dawgs in the NFL: Roquan Smith scores, leads Chicago to first win

The Chicago Bears have been a bit of a mess. Between the will they or won’t they when it comes to starting Justin Fields, to the 34-14 beatdown at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams, Chicago desperately needed a win on Sunday.

And former Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith did just about everything he could to make it happen. The former Georgia great racked up a team-high 8 tackles as well as registering a sack.

He also scored his first career touchdown when he intercepted a Joe Burrow pass and took it 53-yards for a defensive score. That proved large, as the Bears earned a 20-17 win.