Whew! After 10 days to mull over a Week 2 loss to the Packers, the Bears bounced back with a decent 23-6 win, due in large part to a dominant defensive performance. You’ll notice a theme to the nominees for our Week 3 Game Ball. Check out the choices and vote for your favorite.
Izzy finished the day with 2.5 sacks and led the resurgent defensive line in pressuring Sam Bradford and the Rams.
Jennings continues his stellar 2012 campaign with another gem. His tipped pass led to a pick-6 by Major Wright that almost iced the game. I say almost because Jennings had a pick of his own, a career high #4 on the early season, to bring officially put the Rams away. Jennings to the Pro Bowl is starting to gain some steam after a strong September.
The beneficiary of the aforementioned tipped pass, there was nothing between Wright and the endzone but 45 yards of Soldier Field’s finest Kentucky bluegrass. It was a great icing of the Bears second win of the season. Wright has shown improvement this season and his disciplined play has helped stabilize the safety position for the Bears (for now).
We couldn’t let all defensive players dominate the Game Ball nominations. About the best thing going on the Bears offense, Bush scored the lone Bears offensive touchdown and ended the day with 55 yards on 18 carries and 2 catches for another 18 yards in place of Matt Forte.
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