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Bears players of the week: Week 13

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Dan Parr

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By Dan Parr

Associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the week for the Bears following their Week 13 loss to the Chiefs.

Offense: RB Kahlil Bell and TE Kellen Davis

It was a horrendous day for Chicago's offense, which produced seven punts, two turnovers on downs, a field goal, a missed field goal and three interceptions on its 14 drives against the Chiefs. Bell and Davis at least provided somewhat of a spark. They accounted for the Bears' two longest plays of the day — Bell (4-34-0 rushing) had a 26-yard run and Davis (2-40-0 receiving) had a 28-yard catch.

Defense: DE Israel Idonije

Idonije was very disruptive Sunday. He made six tackles, including one of the Bears' two sacks. He beat ORT Barry Richardson and RB Dexter McCluster, who was supposed to help Richardson with a chip, on the sack, which came on a third-down play in the first quarter and forced the Chiefs to punt. Idonije had three tackles for loss and two QB hits.

Special teams: P Adam Podlesh

Podlesh was punting deep from Chicago territory often, but he still managed to pin the Chiefs inside their 20-yard line on three of his seven punts. Podlesh's longest punt was for 54 yards and the Chiefs were held to five punt returns for only 13 yards (2.6 average). His gross average was 43.4 yards and he had a net average of 41.6.

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