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For much of the first three quarters, Ndamukong Suh was the only defensive lineman to do much of anything. He wound up with four hits on the quarterback, including one sack.
His biggest impact came when Suh deflected a pass which was intercepted in the end zone by DeAndre Levy. Suh also nailed Matt Forte for a four-yard loss on a run. Another sack was wiped out by a facemask penalty, though the initial grasping of Jay Cutler's facemask was incidental.
I summarized Nick Fairley's roller coaster of a game in my initial takeaways. From invisible to goat to hero.
The only time Willie Young got near the quarterback he was flagged for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Chicago's first shot at the two-point conversion. He generated a couple of grazing pressures but nothing to disrupt the play.
Young did handle himself well in the run game even though he didn't officially register a tackle. He also batted two balls, one of which he nearly turned into a pick-six.
This was the most active we've seen the former Bear all season. Perhaps playing his old team shook off some of the rust. Still, the only tackle he made was after a gain of five. Increased reps did not result in any more productivity.
Devin Taylor played sparingly after getting the start in place of fellow rookie Ziggy Ansah, who was inactive with an ankle injury. It was hard to see Taylor after he pressured Jay Cutler into a bad pass early on.
The only time he made my notes came on consecutive plays. On the first, he assisted on a tackle at the line of scrimmage after quickly discarding right guard Kyle Long, who lunged out too far. The next play, Mosley thumped Cutler after hurrying him into a bad throw.
The newest Lion saw more action than expected. He did not register a tackle but did account for a QB hit on the stat sheet. I noted his frantic energy but also that he reminded me of a guy who thinks he's drowning in two-foot-deep water. He's worth keeping and coaching up.