Thirteen of Foster's runs (45 percent) were for 1 yard or less. That's a tribute to Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs and the defensive front.
But that defensive front was a little sloppy early in the game. The front was over-aggressive at times and lost contain on Foster a few times. On the Texans' first 18 handoffs, they gained 116 yards. On their last 15, they gained 11 yards.
Urlacher missed a couple of tackles, which he usually does not do. One of his best plays came in the third quarter when he tackled Foster after a 4-yard gain while he was falling backward trying to get away from guard Ben Jones.
Major Wright was heavily involved in the run game as the Bears played a lot of eight in the box. Chris Conte missed a couple of open-field tackle attempts.
Tim Jennings got his hands on 19 percent of Schaub's passes (5 of 26), and he intercepted two of them. He also forced a throwaway when he blitzed and pressured Schaub in the end zone.
Peanut was punchless, but Charles Tillman still played a fine game, limiting the dangerous Andre Johnson to an average of 3.8 yards for every pass thrown to him. Tillman prevented a touchdown on third-and-5 when he tackled Foster at the Bears' 2, forcing a field goal.
The best thing the Bears did on special teams was play Devin Hester, because the Texans were afraid to kick to him. That resulted in good field position.
Hester had a fine 24-yard punt return in the first quarter but got too fancy on two other punt returns.
Missing a 48-yard field goal in the wind, rain and mud is understandable. Robbie Gould deserves credit for nailing a 51-yarder.