The Bears defeated the Chargers today at Soldier Field 31-20
The defense created three turnovers helping the Bears put away the Chargers for good.
Major Wright reeled in an interception after the Chargers got one of their own and Corey Graham sealed the victory with a pick in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter.
Charles Tillman had a tough time with Vincent Jackson, but he punched the ball away from Chargers RB Ryan Mathews forcing a fumble in the third quarter.
He has been one of the most consistent players at forcing turnovers. He continues to make it tough for voters to keep him out of the Pro Bowl this year.
Brian Urlacher only had two tackles, but played steady in the cover-2 shell. Lance Briggs added four tackles, but was all over the field.
The Bears were held sackless in this game, but they came up with the big turnovers when needed.
They didn’t get a consistent pass rush on Rivers until the fourth quarter, where Rivers has made the mistakes thus far this year.
Corey Graham did a nice job filling in for D.J. Moore, the Bears really didn’t miss a beat with him out there.
Moore is a better player on blitzing downs, but Graham played consistently.
Zackary Bowman and Brandon Meriweather were used in the TANK package often showing how deep the Bears secondary really is.
Second-year safety Major Wright snagged his third interception in three games.
The Bears offense played pretty well. Last week against Detroit they had to manage the game and run the ball more, but this week Jay Cutler provided the offense with a spark.
Cutler completed 18 of 31 passes for 286 yards, two touchdowns passing and one rushing. He posted a passer rating of 97.0.
However, Cutler threw an interception in the fourth quarter and he made the tackle on the Chargers corner Antoine Cason.
He paid the price because he was hit hard by Chargers linebacker Donald Butler on the runback.
Cutler wasn’t the only Bears player to attempt a pass. Punter Adam Podlesh threw a pass on a fake punt with about two minutes left in the game.
Wearing the No. 8 jersey it sure looked like Rex Grossman overthrowing the intended receiver Craig Steltz.
With the Bears up 11, it was worth the risk, they just need to make sure they can execute it next time they decide to run a fake.
Cutler completed passes to seven different players on this day. Roy Williams led all receivers in receptions with (5) and Johnny Knox led all receivers in yards with (97).
Knox reeled in a touchdown pass on an impressive throw by Cutler with about five minutes left in the third quarter.
Tight end Kellen Davis was targeted near the end of the first half and was able to reel in a touchdown to put the Bears up 17-10 at the half.
Matt Forte was held in check by the Chargers, who used eight players in the box at times. Forte managed only 57 yards on 20 carries.
The good news is backup Marion Barber found the endzone for the fourth time in the last five games.
The Bears offense at one point converted seven straight third down conversions.
If the Bears can keep playing like this, they could be almost unbeatable. They have all the confidence in the world winning five straight games.
Overall it was a good game for the Bears whole team, Devin Hester had some decent returns and seems to be better with his focus on returns.
They have a tough matchup next Sunday against Oakland, who snuck by the Vikings without Adrian Peterson.
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