Bears players of the week

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 1:33 p.m.
Posted By Dan Parr

The Bears' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 17-3 loss to the Giants in Week Four:

Offense

This was one of the worst displays by a Bears offense, and there have been some pretty bad ones, in recent memory. The Bears had 110 net yards — the fewest they have had in a game since Dec. 3, 2006 when the Vikings held them to 107 yards. Chicago gained 2.1 yards per offensive play, had six first downs and went 0-for-13 on third down. For that heinous performance, no one is the offensive player of the week.

Defense

DE Julius Peppers was a menace throughout the game, knocking down passes at the line of scrimmage and pushing blockers backward to disrupt running plays. He was credited with a sack in the second quarter when he beat OLT David Diehl and stripped the ball from QB Eli Manning. The fumble was recovered by MLB Brian Urlacher.

Special teams

One of the few bright spots for the Bears was CB Corey Graham's play on special teams. Giants PR Darius Reynaud had Graham in his face throughout the night and he was held to just 14 yards on five punt returns (2.8 avg.). Graham made four tackles on punt coverage and twice held Reynaud to no gain.