Bears players of the week

Posted Nov. 29, 2010 @ 12:27 a.m.
Posted By Dan Parr

The Bears' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 31-26 win over the Eagles on Sunday.

Offense: QB Jay Cutler

Cutler had one of his best days since becoming a Bear. He threw four touchdown passes, connecting with WR Earl Bennett for two of them, and didn't commit a turnover. The Eagles were able to get pressure on Cutler, sacking him four times, but he rose to the occasion in a big game. He did let his emotions get the best of him at one point, drawing an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty in the fourth quarter.

Defense: MLB Brian Urlacher and DE Julius Peppers

It took a great effort from the entire defense to get the win, but the usual suspects stood out. Urlacher made 10 tackles, nine of them solo, and broke up a pass. Peppers made a sack and forced a fumble on a 3rd-and-3 play from Chicago's three-yard line. Michael Vick recovered his own fumble all the way back at the 18-yard-ilne and Philadelphia had to settle for a field goal. Another big play that shouldn't be overlooked — DT Tommie Harris deflected a pass that ended up being picked off by S Chris Harris in the Bears' endzone late in the second quarter.

Special teams: S Danieal Manning and WR Devin Hester

The Bears' kickoff returners each took kicks back for more than 40 yards. Hester opened the second half by returning David Akers' kick 46 yards. Chicago took over at its own 46-yard line and scored what ended up being the game-winning touchdown three plays later. Manning had a 44-yard return in the second quarter and had a 51-yarder called back for holding in the fourth quarter.