Player of the game

The got back to establishing Anthony Thomas in the opening half vs. the Rams. The "A-Train" was the only Bears offensive player that put up solid numbers against St. Louis.

Anthony Thomas was the Bears offense in the first half running for 71 yards including a 25-yard run that set up a one-yard touchdown a few plays later that gave the Bears a 14-3lead.

With Thomas, the Bears controlled the ball and kept it out of the hands of what had been a very potent Rams offense in previous games.

For some reason the Bears moved away from their ground game in the second half. The fact that the St. Louis offense spent a lot of time on the field in the final 30 minutes.

The controlled attack kept the ball out of Thomas' hands. The decline was due in part to the Rams defense stiffened up. The Bears also found themselves playing catch up in the third and forth quarters having to pass more so that took Thomas out of the game for the Bears.

Thomas finished the day with 92 yards on 23 carries, which is an average of 4.0 yards per carry. He didn't catch the ball out of the backfield and had none thrown his direction. Thomas was consistent on his blocks and didn't allow Chris Chandler to take a lot of punishment.

All said, it appears as if Anthony Thomas is back to his rookie form after suffering through injuries and poor play last season. He looks ready to make great contributions to the Bears in the future. Thomas was the star of this game for the Bears, especially in the first half and has been consistent throughout this season and will continue to contribute as long as the Bears use him right and use him often.

He's too good a player not to give the ball at least 20 times a game as the season comes to an end.

Bear Report Top Stories