Get ready for an epic showdown as three sets of brothers take the field during Sunday’s Bears-Lions game. This is a rare and historic event in NFL history that is not to be missed.
One of the matchups to watch is Lions offensive tackle Penei Sewell facing off against his brother, Bears rookie linebacker Noah Sewell. This will be their first showdown in the NFL, adding an extra layer of excitement to the game. Additionally, Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown will go head-to-head with his brother, Bears wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, for the fifth time in their NFL careers. And let’s not forget the formidable duo of Lions pass rushers and brothers, Romeo Okwara and Julian Okwara, who will be lining up together as usual.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, via Eric Woodyard of ESPN, this game marks only the second matchup in NFL history with three pairs of brothers playing. The previous occurrence was in 1979 during a Steelers-Bengals game. With such a rare and monumental event, this is a game that’s sure to go down in the history books.
The excitement is palpable for the Sewell brothers, with Penei expressing, “It brings me back to the moments we were in the backyard playing with a water bottle as a football and just going at it. It brings back a lot of great memories.” This is truly a dream come true for their family.
Equanimeous St. Brown, whose father was a champion bodybuilder and whose other brother Osiris played at Stanford, can’t contain his anticipation either. “I was lucky to have a dad and a brother, and we would put in a lot of extra work,” he shared. Clearly, competition runs deep in their family.
With such a momentous occasion, Sunday will be a special day for these three families, showcasing the power of sibling bonds and athletic prowess on the NFL stage.
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