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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 38-34 win over the Jets:

Offense: QB Jay Cutler

There were a few players worth considering on a day when the Bears scored more than 30 points for the third time this season, but Cutler led the pack, throwing three touchdowns and rushing for another. He did have his lone interception returned for a TD early in the second quarter, but Cutler caught fire in the third quarter, when all three of TD throws came on gains of 25 yards or more.

Defense: S Chris Harris

Harris accounted for two turnovers Sunday, and made a game-high 11 tackles, 10 of which were solos. He recovered WR Santonio Holmes' fumble at the Jets' 45-yard line, setting up Chicago's first TD of the game. Harris then sealed the Bears' win with 58 seconds left in the final quarter when he picked off QB Mark Sanchez's pass, which was intended for Holmes. Cutler kneeled down twice to end the game.

Special teams: WR-RS Devin Hester

Hester starred again, returning a punt 38 yards, which gave the Bears the ball at the Jets' 32-yard line, and a kickoff 40 yards in Chicago's big third quarter. The Bears scored TDs on both of the possessions that started with Hester's long returns. He wasn't the only to make a big play on special teams, though, as Rashied Davis broke up Sanchez's pass on the Jets' fake-punt attempt and Corey Graham made three tackles covering kicks.

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