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.
Sep 23, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) throws a pass against the Chicago Bears during the second half at Soldier Field. The Bears won 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
Izzy finished the day with 2.5 sacks and led the resurgent defensive line in pressuring Sam Bradford and the Rams.
Sep 23, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings (26) celebrates after an incomplete pass by the St. Louis Rams during the third quarter at Soldier Field. The Bears won 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE
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.
Sep 23, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears strong safety Major Wright (21) returns an interception for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Soldier Field. The Bears won 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE
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).
Sep 23, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush (29) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE
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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