Winners from Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers in Week 13

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The Chicago Bears lost another close game, this time at the hands of the Green Bay Packers. The final score was 28-19, but the game was basically a one-score game for the most part. The Bears went up 16-3 on Green Bay at one point, and they did play well for about three quarters, but everybody had a feeling that Aaron Rodgers and the Packers would find a way.

The Chicago Bears had some bright spots in their loss to the Packers

Week 13 Winner No. 1: Jack Sanborn

One of the only standouts from the defense was the rookie sensation, Jack Sanborn. It is wild that everyone continues to wonder about whether Sanborn can be a main piece on this defense going forward. “The Neck” has been nothing but consistent since taking the starting job after the Roquan Smith trade.

He led the Bears in tackles again this week with ten. It seems like every week he is in double digits in tackles and is always around the ball. There were some really elite plays by Sanborn this week, especially in stopping the run. The way he waits for traffic to move out of the way and picks his times to accelerate toward the ball carrier shows great instincts.

He is growing from his mistakes and building on his success. At this point, the question is not whether Sanborn is going to be considered for a starting job next season, but if he is the new face of the Bears’ linebacker position. It sounds like Bears fans are just hyping up another “meme” player, but one cannot deny the production that Sanborn has had. He has been one of the most consistent Bears over the last several weeks, and he has been nothing but a winner for this team.