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Return to Baltimore a successful trip for Bears’ Adrian Amos and Kyle Fuller

Bears defensive back Adrian Amos collides into Ravens tight end Vince Mayle on an incomplete pass during the fourth quarter Sunday. The Bears beat Baltimore, 27-24.
Bears defensive back Adrian Amos collides into Ravens tight end Vince Mayle on an incomplete pass during the fourth quarter Sunday. The Bears beat Baltimore, 27-24. (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun)

The Chicago Bears left M&T Bank Stadium with a 27-24 overtime win against the Ravens, but it could be argued that no one enjoyed the trip more than Chicago safety Adrian Amos and cornerback Kyle Fuller, a pair of Baltimore natives.

Amos, a Calvert Hall graduate, returned an interception 90 yards to give the Bears a 24-13 advantage with 5:08 left in the fourth quarter. He finished tied for the defensive lead in tackles with eight. It marked quite the homecoming for Amos, who had played inside M&T Bank Stadium once before.

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Adrian Amos: "For me, this has always been a dream and it’s about to happen. I grew up on Ravens football."

"I remember there's a field under the bridge [nearby] where I watched my father play 7-on-7 games growing up and looking at the stadium," he said. "Just growing up around Baltimore and being a Ravens fan, watching Ray Lewis and Ed Reed, this was a dream come true, coming back to play in this stadium. It's a blessing in itself. Not a lot of people from Baltimore get the chance to be in this stadium."

Amos took advantage of a pass from Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco that bounced off wide receiver Chris Moore's chest and into his waiting hands.

"I made a play on the ball," Amos said. "I tipped it up and just caught it, then tried not to get tackled. I'm just happy I made a play to help the team win. For it to come here at home in Baltimore, it was a great feeling. My granny was up in the stands with the rest of my family, so it was a great moment."

The Baltimore native leads Chicago into Sunday’s tilt with the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium at 1 p.m.

Fuller, a Mount St. Joseph graduate, led Chicago with three pass breakups and added six tackles. His pressure on Moore contributed to Amos' interception and return for a touchdown.

"It definitely feels real good, being back home," Fuller said, adding that he and Amos had discussed their return to Baltimore. "He's played [in this stadium] before. This was my first time, actually. We were definitely both excited and happy with the outcome."

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