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Bears report card


Quarterback

D-In a game that begged for the franchise QB to step up and carry his team,

Jay Cutler mostly contributed to the muck ‹ 26-of-40, 281 yards, 1 TD and 4

INTs fo a 54.3 rating.

Running backs

B-When given the chance, Matt Forte (10 carries, 41 yards) and Chester

Taylor (3-20) got the job done. Except for Forte's fumble on a pass play in

the 4th quarter that is.

Receivers

C-We'll have to look at the film to see how culpable the receivers were for

the 4 INTs. Earl Bennett coming up a yard short of the end zone is killing

the Bears.

Offensive line

D-If this continues to be a work-in-progress, the Bears will soon be running

out of time. False start on the Bears' first play indicates a bigger problem

than personnel.

Defensive line

B-Israel Idonije came up big again with a batted pass that D.J. Moore

turned into a TD plus a sack. And where would the Bears be without Julius

Peppers-

Linebackers

B-Lance Briggs started but couldn't finish. Brian Iwuh played in his place

and had five two tackles-for-loss, a sack and a forced fumble. Brian

Urlacher had a TFL.

Defensive backs

A-D.J. Moore returned a pick 54 yards for a TD and had another pick-six

nullified by a delay-of-game penalty. Dan Manning laid out for a

highlight-reel pick as well.

Special teams

C-The Redskins never gave Devin Hester a chance as punter Hunter Smith kept the ball away from him. Likewise, coverage teams kept Skins' Brandon Banks in check.

Coaching

D-What's wrong with this picture- The Bears' RBs averaged 4.7 yards per

carry, but only got 13 carrires while the QB threw 40 times with 4 picks and

a 54.3 rating.

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