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Rising

Earl Bennett: With four catches for 23 yards and one touchdown, Bennett now has 17 of his 36 catches in the last four games.

Devin Hester: He might not have set the record for touchdown returns, but Hester had three kickoff returns for 105 yards and a 21-yard punt return that set up the Bears’ go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Jeremiah Ratliff: He might have played the best of any Bears defensive tackle all season, registering three of the team’s four hurries.

Falling

Pass rush: It looked better than the numbers indicated, but the numbers were bad nonetheless: no sacks, two tackles for loss and four hurries.

Penalties: The Bears had seven penalties, their third-most of the season. Six came in the first half. Before his ridiculous catch, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery had two pre-snap penalties.

Julius Peppers: For the second consecutive game, Peppers had one tackle. He had no other pressure stats Sunday.

Updated: December 15, 2013 10:02PM



Rising

Earl Bennett: With four catches for 23 yards and one touchdown, Bennett now has 17 of his 36 catches in the last four games.

Devin Hester: He might not have set the record for touchdown returns, but Hester had three kickoff returns for 105 yards and a 21-yard punt return that set up the Bears’ go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Jeremiah Ratliff: He might have played the best of any Bears defensive tackle all season, registering three of the team’s four hurries.

Falling

Pass rush: It looked better than the numbers indicated, but the numbers were bad nonetheless: no sacks, two tackles for loss and four hurries.

Penalties: The Bears had seven penalties, their third-most of the season. Six came in the first half. Before his ridiculous catch, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery had two pre-snap penalties.

Julius Peppers: For the second consecutive game, Peppers had one tackle. He had no other pressure stats Sunday.



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