Blizzard makes Bears late arrival in Baltimore

BY foxsports • December 19, 2009

The storm that dumped up to 20 inches of snow in the Baltimore area Saturday played havoc with the Bears' travel for their game against the Ravens Sunday. The team ended up arriving about 17 hours before kickoff.

The Bears'  flight to Baltimore Friday night was canceled by the poor weather, and the storm kept the team from arriving in Maryland until about 10:50 p.m. Saturday, The Baltimore Sun reported.

The Bears' charter at O'Hare International Airport sat on the runway for about two hours before the flight was canceled because of the storm, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday.

The opening kickoff was already pushed back to 4:15 p.m. ET Sunday after city officials consulted with the NFL.

The Bears hoped they had taken the proper precautions by moving up their scheduled departure to Friday rather than Saturday afternoon.

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