Report Card vs. Cardinals

The Bears rushing attack didn't miss a beat without Anthony Thomas because Brock Forsey had a career day.

PASSING OFFENSE: B -- Kordell Stewart had his best game as a Bear, throwing for a season-high 284 yards and two touchdowns while completing 22 of 37. Stewart sill has spells of inaccuracy and missed some open receivers, but he played well enough to hang on to the starting job for at least one more week, regardless of Chris Chandler's health. Rookie WR Justin Gage (four catches, 100 yards) demonstrated that he should get more playing time at the expense of starter Dez White (four catches, 55 yards, 10-yard TD) and No. 3 David Terrell (one catch, nine yards).

RUSHING OFFENSE: B-plus -- Rookie Brock Forsey turned in the most productive rushing day by a Bear in more than two years with 134 yards on 27 carries in just his second NFL start. Even with a patchwork offensive line, the Bears managed 154 rushing yards.

PASS DEFENSE: B -- Rookie of the year candidate Anquan Boldin was held to one catch for seven yards in the first 57 minutes. Cornerbacks R.W. McQuarters and Jerry Azumah each had an interception, and McQuarters returned his 29 yards to set up the second TD.

RUSH DEFENSE: A -- The Cardinals didn't have a run longer than eight yards, and they totaled just 46 yards on 18 carries for a 2.6-yard average.

SPECIAL TEAMS: C-minus -- Paul Edinger missed FG attempts from 43 and 44 yards under difficult wind and field conditions.

COACHING: B -- When Kordell Stewart opened with a hot hand, they kept him in the pocket and forgot about using him as another running back. The run-pass mix was effective and balanced with 37 passes and 36 runs. The failed fake field goal on fourth-and-1 at the Cardinals' 24 was a questionable call at best.


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