First play worst play for Bears

Tight ends

Grade: 6

Even though there were five passes thrown to Davis that he didn't come up with, this was one of his best games of the season.

Only one of the incompletions was on Davis — a drop of what should have been a reception of more than 20 yards over the middle in the fourth quarter.

Davis was difficult to get down after two of his three catches, and he blocked well.

Running backs

Grade: 7

The Bears didn't hand off to Matt Forte much, but when they did he ran well, making defenders miss and taking advantage of blocks.

He contributed in other areas as well. Forte put in a lot of work as a pass protector and was very solid. He also caught a season-high six passes.

Offensive line

Grade: 4.5

The Bears gave left tackle J'Marcus Webb plenty of help on Jared Allen, and Webb held up well for most of the game. But as he often does, he had a couple of plays that were back-breakers.

He was called for holding Allen twice. On the first, in the second quarter, the penalty accounted for 33 yards because it wiped out a 23-yard completion.

Despite Webb's fourth-quarter chokehold, Allen still hit Cutler, which led to a second hit by Everson Griffen. Cutler apparently was injured on the play.

Right tackle Jonathan Scott also struggled with Robison's speed on a number of snaps.

James Brown played more than half the game at left guard in his first extended playing time. On Forte's 36-yard run, Brown had a key block on a trap on Robison. He also was called for holding and did not work well in tandem with Webb on Allen's inside rushes.

Special teams

Grade: 6

Adam Podlesh dropped four punts inside the 20 and notched a touchback as the emergency kickoff man. Zack Bowman forced a fumble and was responsible for Eric Weems downing a punt at the 1.

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