Nov 152012
 

Last week: 1 (-1)

Record: 7-2

It’s a shame Cutler had to get hurt. I was looking at the Houston and San Francisco games as two games that would valid a Chicago team that had been playing incredible up until that point. With Cutler missing most of the Houston game and probably all of the San Francisco game, we still don’t have a great read on this team. I still say I wouldn’t want to face them in the playoffs more than any NFC team, but their chances at a 1st round bye took a hit when Cutler got hurt.

Still, every year one team goes from out of the playoffs to the first round bye, so you can’t rule Chicago out (only other candidate is Indianapolis really). The key game for them is going to be against Green Bay. As long as Cutler is healthy, that’s a major bench mark as they attempt to prove their week 2 loss to the Packers was a Thursday Night fluke. I still say we’ll see Houston/Chicago again this year (perhaps on a Sunday in February in New Orleans).

Studs

LT J’Marcus Webb: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 40 pass block snaps, run blocked for 11 yards on 3 attempts

C Roberto Garza: Did not allow a pressure on 40 pass block snaps, run blocked for 4 yards on 3 attempts

CB Tim Jennings: Allowed 1 catch for 23 yards on 4 attempts, 2 interceptions, 1 pass deflection, 1 solo tackle, 1 stop, 1 quarterback hurry on 2 blitzes

CB Charles Tillman: Allowed 5 catches for 38 yards on 10 attempts, 1 pass deflection, 7 solo tackles, 2 stops

RE Julius Peppers: 1 sack, 1 quarterback hit, and 2 quarterback hurries on 24 pass rush snaps, 3 solo tackles, 4 stops

LE Israel Idonije: 2 quarterback hurries on 20 pass rush snaps, 4 solo tackles, 4 stops, 1 missed tackle

Duds

RB Matt Forte: Rushed for 39 yards (26 after contact) on 16 attempts, 1 broken tackle, caught 2 passes for -3 yards on 5 attempts, 1 drop

RT Gabe Carimi: Allowed 1 quarterback hit and 3 quarterback hurries on 40 pass block snaps, 1 penalty, run blocked for 25 yards on 4 attempts

TE Kellen Davis: Caught 1 pass for 6 yards on 5 attempts on 21 pass snaps, 4.0 YAC per catch, 2 drops, 1 interception when thrown to

WR Devin Hester: Caught 2 passes for 4 yards on 4 attempts on 24 pass snaps, 1.0 YAC per catch

WR Earl Bennett: Caught 1 pass for 9 yards on 1 attempt on 36 pass snaps, 8.0 YAC per catch

ROLB Nick Roach: 2 solo tackles, 1 stop, 1 missed tackle, allowed 1 catch for 1 yard on 1 attempt

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