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Bears players of the week

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Dan Parr
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By Dan Parr

The Bears' offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the week in their 36-7 loss to the Patriots:

Offense: RB Chester Taylor

No one on offense deserves much praise after that showing, but Taylor was in part responsible for keeping the Bears from being shut out. Trailing 36-0, Taylor scored Chicago's lone touchdown when he ran one yard for a TD in the third quarter. He touched the ball only four times, catching a pass for an eight-yard gain and rushing three times for just one yard.

Defense: DE Julius Peppers

The Bears' "D" had an awful start for the second week in a row, and New England put 33 points on the board before halftime. The pickings are slim here, but Peppers gets the nod. He had six tackles, a sack, which resulted in a loss of eight yards, two tackles for loss and he batted down two passes. Brian Urlacher led the team in tackles (11) and he broke up three passes, but he also gave up a TD pass and dropped a potential interception late in the second quarter.

Special teams: WR-RS Devin Hester

Hester and Danieal Manning gave the offense good field position throughout the game, although it led to points only once. The Bears scored their only TD six plays after Hester's 61-yard kickoff return in the third quarter. Hester also had a 17-yard punt return.

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