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Bears players of the week: Week Five

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Dan Parr

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By Dan Parr

PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the game for the Bears following their loss to the Lions.

Offense: QB Jay Cutler

Given the circumstances, the Bears could not have asked for much more out of Cutler. He was constantly under duress due to the lack of protection from his offensive line, which allowed him to get sacked three times and hit at least three more times, but Cutler kept the game from getting out of hand. He showed off his mobility, keeping plays alive after the pocket had collapsed, and threw a perfect touchdown pass to Kellen Davis in the second quarter to give the Bears their only TD of the game. For the first time this season, Cutler did not have a turnover.

Defense: CB D.J. Moore

Moore had a pick for the second time in as many games. His second of the season came late in the second quarter on Monday night, as Moore, Chicago's nickel corner, cut in front of WR Nate Burleson and intercepted Matthew Stafford. Jay Cutler took a knee on the next play, and Moore's takeaway helped ensure the Bears would hold a 10-7 lead at halftime.

Special teams: PK Robbie Gould

Chicago's reliable kicker is a perfect 10-for-10 on field goals this season after making two more against Detroit. Gould made kicks of 44 and 49 yards Monday night and kept dangerous Lions returner Stefan Logan from being a factor. All four of Gould's kickoffs resulted in touchbacks.

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