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Bears DT Khyiris Tonga Recovers Fumble During Win Over Giants

Jan 2, 2022, 2:44 PM
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Khyiris Tonga #95 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after a fumble recovery in the third quarter of the game against the New York Giants at Soldier Field on January 02, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
(Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU and current Chicago Bears defensive tackle Khyiris Tonga recovered a fumble during a win over the New York Giants.

The Bears hosted the Giants at Soldier Field on Sunday, January 2.

With 2:36 remaining in the third quarter, Giants quarterback Mike Glennon lost the football on a strip-sack forced by Trevis Gipson.

Tonga recovered the loose football at the Chicago 44-yard line.

At the time of Tonga’s fumble recovery, Chicago owned a 29-3 lead.

Earlier in the game, the former BYU standout served as a fullback on a Bears touchdown drive.

The Bears held on for a 26-point victory.

Tonga finished the game with two total tackles, one solo tackle, and a fumble recovery.

With the win, the Bears improved to a 6-10 record this season.

Chicago’s regular season finale is on the road against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, January 9 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on FOX.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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