Chicago Bears’ Week 2 Report Card

Sep 19, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) sacks Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 19, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) sacks Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports /
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Special Teams

Sep 19, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles (43) carries the ball during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Philadelphia won 29-14. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 19, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles (43) carries the ball during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Philadelphia won 29-14. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

Connor Barth didn’t make a good first impression in his home debut in the Windy City by missing a 31-yard field goal that would’ve tied the game at 3-3 in the first quarter. Late in the second quarter, Deonte Thompson opted to bring the ball out on a kickoff instead of taking the touchback, and gave the Bears the ball on their own 14-yard line. Royal was the lone bright spot on special teams with his 65-yard punt return for a touchdown with over five minutes left in the game.

For the second straight week, rookie DeAndre Houston-Carson was penalized on a punt return.

Grade: C+