It’s never as easy picking candidates for a Game Ball following a loss, but the Bears still had a few standouts in their 13-6 loss to the Texans. Here are this week’s nominees for the Bears Week 10 Game Ball:
Nov 11, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings (26) intercepts a pass intended for Houston Texans wide receiver Keshawn Martin (82) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE
Jennings continues to have a career year, adding two more interceptions to his league leading total. With the success that Peanut Tillman is having at the other cornerback spot, “The Hawk” as his teammates call him, will continue to get action. If he continues to rise to the challenge, the Bears defense will continue their dominant ways.
Melton had himself a nice game vs the Texans. He continued to shoot his gap and fight through double teams to get into the backfield. His stat line of 4 tackles and 2 assists doesn’t jump off the page, but his disruptions in the backfield certainly did. Dare I say he’s starting to remind me of an economy-version of Tommie Harris and looks to finally be that 3-technique the Bears have been looking for.
Nov 11, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) makes a catch over Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph (24) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Houston Texans defeat the Chicago Bears 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE
Marshall’s stat line versus the Texans was impressive – 8 catches for 107 yards with a long catch of 45 yards. He continues to pile up stats and appears set to break about every Bears receiving record. Despite the impressive game, it’s hard to give him the Game Ball when he dropped a sure touchdown.
Nov 11, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Houston Texans safety Danieal Manning (38) intercepts a pass intended for Chicago Bears tight end Kellen Davis (87) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE
A tone-setting forced fumble, a crucial interception, what more could you want? Oh, he’s not on the Bears any more? Someone tell Brian Urlacher.
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