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He often drew Brandon Marshall in coverage and played fairly well. Houston broke up a pass and positioned himself well on several other contested throws. He left the game late with an apparent leg injury, the status of which is unknown going forward.
It was not a good day for the veteran corner. He was beaten twice for early catches and badly missed a tackle. Shortly thereafter he left the game with a possible concussion and did not return. His status is unknown for next week.
My choice for player of the game. He picked off Cutler twice and broke up three other passes. One of the interceptions showed his exceptional instincts; he knew Cutler would pick on Darius Slay and jumped the route as Cutler stared down his target, attacking the ball in the air. The contrast between how well Delmas played and how awful Bears counterpart Chris Conte played was striking.
Quin was also very active in attacking the ball. He intercepted Cutler once, ranging to the sideline and tracking down a floater. This was not his most effective game in run support, and he took bad angles on a few tackle attempts.
Filling in for an injured Mathis, the second-round rookie finally looked like he belonged in the NFL. The Bears challenged him often, but he did not get flustered. Even though he gave up the touchdown catch to Alshon Jeffery, Slay was in great position and had a hand on the ball. I liked his tackling in this one. There is something to build upon here, a very good sign as the season progresses.
It was an uneven game for the nickel corner. I noted him making aggressive tackles on two different third downs, and he broke up a pass with a nice read. He also whiffed on a couple of tackle attempts and was embracing the "prevent" a little too strongly for my liking down the stretch.
Pressed into duty, Green allowed a touchdown catch to Earl Bennett. Even on that throw, Green was in good position. For not having played much at all this year, it was a solid effort. The Lions should have confidence in Green if Mathis is out for a week or two.
I only noticed Carey on special teams, where he notched one tackle.
Wendling is a special teams stalwart, and he showed his value in this game. He pressured punter Adam Podlesh into a poor kick, and he nearly blocked another punt. His contain work in the coverage units was outstanding.