What's My Name?

With his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the year, Bears running back Thomas Jones is now at 641 yards for the season on 134 carries after his 139-yard effort on 25 tries.

During the week before the game, Ravens coach Brian Billick had referred to him as "Terry" Jones.

So does Jones think Billick knows his name now?

"Maybe he does, maybe he doesn't," Jones said. "I really don't care, to be honest. I'm just glad we got the win."

The effort included Jones' longest run of the year, a 42-yarder in the fourth quarter.

"I think they (Ravens defense) were getting tired," Jones said. "I thought our offensive line was wearing them down."

Jones gained 83 of his yards on 12 fourth quarter carries, the bulk of which was when MLB Ray Lewis wasn't on the field.

"We're going to try to pound you for 60 minutes," said head coach Lovie Smith. "Normally if a team isn't (100 percent), if there is something missing it'll show up the fourth quarter. We're a physical football team.

"Thomas as you ask him he'll tell you that's when he gets (going). He feels like he's playing his best football late in the game and some guys tend to tire a little bit."

The most amazing aspect of Jones' season is that he's been able to produce such impressive numbers without the benefit of a complementary passing game. The Bears ran 30th in passing yards and average gain per pass, and didn't move up by virtue of the 133 aerial yards they accumulated against the Ravens on 31 passing plays.

Nevertheless, Jones averaged 5.6-yards per carry to boost his season average to a more than respectable 4.8 yards per carry. The six-year veteran, who has never rushed for 1,000 yards in a season, is on pace for 1,709 yards this year.

"I'll bet you Billick knows his name now," Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher said. "I'll bet they know who he is now."

FAVORITE MISTAKE
For one brief instant, the Bears' ball control and tough defense looked like it had all gone for naught.

On third-and-one at the Bears' 34 with 4:27 left in the game, quarterback Kyle Orton started pulling away from center without the ball. It flopped around by the line of scrimmage and Baltimore recovered in good position for the go-ahead score.

However, tight end John Gilmore was flagged for illegal motion on the play and the penalty caused officials to blow the whistle prior to the snap. So there was no play.

"I really think that's what caused the fumble," Orton said. "(Center) Olin Kreutz heard the whistle, it caused him to flinch and he kind of pulled the ball back. He knew what he was doing because we don't really fumble a whole lot of snaps."

Offensive coordinator Ron Turner said no one was in a panic.

"We saw the flag. They blew it dead right away," he said.

COMING THROUGH
Punter Brad Maynard shrugged off his calf strain to average 37.4 yards on punts and twice left the Ravens inside their 20-yard line.

"I thought we did a real good job of playing the field position battle," Bears quarterback Kyle Orton said. "I think the guy that goes kind of unseen is Brad Maynard. When you've got a guy like that who can kind of consistently pin them inside the 10 more times than not, you're going to get that ball in great field position.

"Then when we got the ball down there we scored points."

Maynard and the defense had set the offense up in good field position for the Bears' last field goal by punting to the 9-yard line. The Bears got the ball back at their own 40, and then the Ravens' 45 after an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the punt return.


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