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Bears players of the week: Week Six

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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 win over the Vikings.

Offense: QB Jay Cutler

Cutler's plea for more quick-hitting plays was apparently received by offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Cutler responded with another outstanding showing Sunday night, completing 21-of-31 passes for 267 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Cutler was sacked only once — Jared Allen stripped the ball from him and recovered the fumble early in the third quarter — but the Bears already had built a comfortable lead.

Defense: DE Julius Peppers

His status was doubtful heading into Sunday, but Peppers' sprained knee was in good enough condition for him to play Sunday, and he stepped up after a string of quiet games. Peppers looked a lot more like the dominant force he was last season and had two sacks and three total tackles for loss.

Special teams: WR Devin Hester

Hester shook off a tackle and burst through a seam to return a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, putting the Bears up by 22 just 14 seconds after Adrian Peterson's four-yard touchdown run. Hester also had a 27-yard punt return that helped set up the second of Robbie Gould's three field goals.

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