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Last week, several readers bemoaned the absence of Chicago Bears defensive back Tim Jennings. Well, that popular demand is enough to see Jennings included this week, albeit as an honorable mention.
Jennings' six interceptions and 42 tackles are exceptional numbers for a cornerback; however, for a corner to take the award, Jennings would likely have to repeat those numbers in the final seven weeks. As valuable as he is to the Bears' defensive schemes, Jennings is unlikely to be judged the league's MVP.
Joining Jennings is fellow corner Charles Tillman. The quintessential Cover 2 corner, Tillman continues to display a knack for turnovers that surpasses any other defensive back.
Two interceptions (both for touchdowns) and seven forced fumbles are ample proof of that. However, like Jennings, Tillman can expect to be overshadowed either by a pass-rusher or quarterback.