The Bears were led by their defense, which turned in another dominating performance in their 51-20 win over the Tennessee Titans. The defense produced 5 turnovers, 4 of which were forced by the Defensive Player of the Month Charles Tillman, which is a career high for him.
And along with the defense, special teams chipped in as the Bears block a punt for a touchdown. Sherrick Mcmanis blocked the punt and Corey Wotton returned it for touchdown, creating a Northwestern connection.
Veteran leader and captain of the defense Brian Urlacher had an interception for a touchdown. Even Kelvin Hayden almost had a fumble recovery for a touchdown. This defense just continues to make plays week after week, as the Bears pushed their record to 7-1. If the defense continues to lead the way, this team could make it to the Super Bowl come February.
Jay Cutler and the offense had another solid outing in the win, as Cutler finished 19 of 26 for 3 TDs, all of which went to Brandon Marshall. Marshall had his 4th straight game with 100 yards receiving, as he had 9 catches for 122 yards along with the 3 TDs. Marshall has 797 receiving yards thru 8 games, the most in Bears history at this point in the season.
The running game was solid today as well, as Matt Forte had 12 rushes for 103yds and a TD. The Bears were simply solid in every phase of the game.
As the Bears moved to 7-1, they dropped the Titans to 3-6 despite Chris Johnson rushing for 141 yards and TD. Johnson did have two fumbles against the tenacious Bears D.
The Bears must continue the high level of play next week, as they face a tough test against the 7-1 Houston Texans, followed by a Monday night game against the 6-2 San Francisco 49ers. The next two weeks will give us a good indication if the Bears are indeed a Super Bowl favorite.
By Jamal Bivins
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