Updated: 11/17/2013 2:29 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart
Baltimore Ravens players leave the field as play was suspended for a severe thunderstorm blowing through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago.
Photo: AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
The Chicago Bears' game against the Baltimore Ravens was delayed for nearly 2 hours because of heavy rain and wind.
Play was stopped with just under five minutes left in the first quarter with the Ravens leading 10-0 on Sunday. Baltimore's Justin Tucker had just kicked a 52-yard field goal when fans were ordered to seek cover.
Players stayed on the sideline for a few minutes before heading to the locker room.
Fans were allowed back to their seats around 2 p.m. CST.
Some fans were reportedly unhappy that the game wasn't called off before it started. ABC Affiliate ABC7 reports fans were crammed into concourse as they cleared the seats. Fans tell the TV station some people could not get into the restrooms because it was so crowded, so they went where they were standing.
An estimated 60,000 fans were at the stadium before it was cleared.
There are reports of at least one tornado touching down in Illinois and extensive damage in at least one part of the state.
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