Marshall potent weapon for Bears


Grade: 9

With less safety help than usual, the corners held up against a mediocre group of wide receivers and a novice quarterback.

Charles Tillman took advantage of an apparent quarterback-receiver miscommunication for a pick-six. Tim Jennings was beaten by Cecil Shorts on a 34-yard play, but he had three nice pass breakups.

Defensive line

Grade: 5.5

It's great that Corey Wootton came on strong and easily performed better than any of the other lineman. But what does that say about the other linemen?

Henry Melton had some nice rushes as usual, and Wootton and Melton worked together well on one sack. But they could have used a little more help.

Wootton was outstanding. He was anticipating the snap count and beating everyone on both lines off the ball. In fact, he was fortunate he wasn't called for offsides on a couple of occasions.

There were three offsides calls against other linemen.


Grade: 9

This group accounted for an interception returned for a touchdown (by Lance Briggs), a sack (Briggs) two tackles for zero yards or less and three pass breakups.

Briggs continues to play exceptional football. Brian Urlacher created Briggs' interception opportunity by hitting Jones-Drew as the ball arrived.

Urlacher and Briggs also contributed to Tillman's touchdown with downfield blocks.

Special teams

Grade: 3.5

It was another nondescript performance by the special teams.

The Jaguars punted and covered well, but Devin Hester did a little too much dancing.

Sherrick McManis was called for holding twice.

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