1. Briggs has overtaken Urlacher as the best linebacker in the Windy City
One has to wonder if Urlacher is indeed a player in decline after back problems in 2007 coupled with offseason neck surgery, but Briggs is in his prime and well on his way to a fourth consecutive Pro Bowl appearance.
2. Jones needs to start getting more carries
Former Lion Kevin Jones was brought in to alleviate some of the pressure from Forte and give the ground attack more of a one-two punch, yet he's only been given four attempts combined in two games since getting 13 carries in Week 1.
3. Neither Tillman nor Vasher will ever be a true cover corner
Not only was Vasher being pulled in favor of the bigger Corey Graham at times in obvious running situations, but he was torched by journeyman Antonio Bryant for a 38-yard pitch-and-catch in overtime that set up the game-clinching field goal.
4. Don't expect Lloyd to be that good all season
But now that Lloyd has put all of that good work on tape, coupled with the stone-cold reality that neither Rashied Davis – yet another back-breaking drop Sunday – nor Marty Booker has done a thing so far in three games, opposing defensive coordinators will start rolling a safety Lloyd's way and force somebody else to get open regularly.
5. Harris is once again going to be a ghost at times because of injuries
While it's good to see Dusty Dvoracek, Israel Idonije, and rookie Marcus Harrison step up to the challenge on a unit ranked fourth in the NFL against the run, Harris is the one who was supposed to deliver the explosive, game-changing plays up front – he hasn't come up with even one yet.
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