Linebackers: Brian Urlacher (10 tackles, sack, PD, 2 TFL) had his best game of the season. He made a number of tackles for loss, got a sack, and continually forced McNabb to get rid of the ball early with the pressure he applied. He did a much better job of working laterally across the line to make plays off tackle and end. On the lone Eagle touchdown, he was literally picked up and moved aside like a sack of potatoes at a grocery store. Isn't that what holding is supposed to be? Rosey Colvin (4 tackles) made some decent plays in coverage and on the run. Bobbie Howard and Mike Caldwell played well enough on the weak-side, limiting passes to the Eagle running backs. Both players made solid, if unspectacular plays. Caldwell made a key stop on a McNabb scramble on 3rd and 8, holding him to only 5 yards.
Defensive Backs: It's difficult to accurately assess the play of the defensive backs, since the officiating was overly officious. R.W. McQuarters was questionably flagged twice for pass interference. Mike Green (13 tackles, 1 PD) committed illegal contact twice, and whiffed on a sack, where he tried to tackle too high. On the plus side, he had his 3rd consecutive good game in run support. He had a good pressure on McNabb early in the game, forcing an incompletion. Reggie Austin was called for holding, which negated a sack. Jerry Azumah got dinged up but returned to the game. He was beaten and flagged for pass interference up the left sideline in the 4th quarter by Todd Pinkston. Mike Brown (3 tackles, INT, 2 PD) had a quietly solid game in coverage and run support, and added an interception. McMillon subbed for Azumah and was picked on some but not burned. McQuarters' return to the lineup allowed the Bears to be a bit more aggressive up front, which gave their defense a serious lift.