Bears' O-line holds up against blitz

Grade: 4.5

Cutler was way off target in the first quarter, missing receivers every way possible. But he settled down after that, and a lot of his misses were on difficult throws. Best thing he did was not turn the ball over. He had a minimal impact on the game.

Running backs

Grade: 7

Matt Forte used his speed and cutting ability to avoid tacklers. His pass protection could have been better, both from a standpoint of technique and recognition. Allen sparked the offense with some nice runs, and Kahlil Bell was the finisher.

Wide receivers

Grade: 4.5

Considering Cutler threw to Marshall 15 times, he didn't get much out of him (six passes for 68 yards). Given the number of opportunities Marshall had, this was one of his worst performances of the season.

It wasn't because Peterson was getting the best of him. Marshall kept getting open, but he didn't make the plays he normally does.

Marshall should have had at least four other catches, including one that could have been a 30-yard gain in the second quarter.

Alshon Jeffery bounced back from a poor performance a week ago with a spectacular diving, over the shoulder catch for 35 yards. He also made a nice downfield block on linebacker Sam Acho to spring Forte on a 36-yard run.

Tight ends

Grade: 5

Kellen Davis caught both passes thrown his way, and the hole for Forte's 4-yard touchdown was created by Davis, who blocked Wilson, and Matt Spaeth, who blocked Acho.

dompei@tribune.com

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