5 Chicago Bears who stepped up their game to beat Minnesota Vikings

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1. TJ Edwards is picking things up for the Chicago Bears

TJ Edwards has slowly but surely become a find for the Chicago Bears. He started off the season rocky but has slowly gotten better. At first, he improved against the run and as a pass rusher. However, after Austin Ekeler embarrassed him and the Bears on primetime, Edwards has also been better in coverage. 

In the first eight weeks, he was allowing 9.4 yards per target and 8.8 yards after the catch per reception. In the last four weeks Edwards is allowing 6.5 yards per target and 6.4 yards after the catch per reception. 

Monday was his best game in coverage, PFF, but anyone watching the tape could see that as well. Edwards made a game-changing play where he followed the running back across the field in motion and made a sideline-to-sideline play in coverage. Edwards was also key in limiting Joshua Dobbs' rushing attempts. 

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His ascension in recent weeks is looked over because the team is healthy in so many other areas, but Edwards is straight-up playing good football.