Aqib Talib isn't exactly known as the smartest player in the league and he continues to prove why.
In the Week 7 matchup, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trailing Chicago 21-18 with 3:44 seconds to go in the game and the Bears on the goal line in scoring position, Bucs cornerback Ronde Barber picked up a huge sack on third down which would have forced a field goal.
Unfortunately for the Bucs though, Talib was busy picking up a stupid and untimely unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for sticking his fingers in the face mask of Bears wide receiver Roy Williams, giving them an automatic first down.
Fortunately for Talib, his defensive counterparts still managed to hold of the Bears for three downs to force a field goal, but the penalty was still costly.
Knocking two minutes off the clock, the Bucs had just 1:50 seconds to try and score on their final drive attempt, forcing a hurry up offense which certainly didn't help quarterback Josh Freeman.