Rookie Roosevelt Williams received his first career start because of a hip injury to R.W. McQuarters. Williams had a key pass defense when the Jets were inside the red zone and came up with Wayne Chrebet's fumble ending New York's chances of sending the game into overtime.
"Ro made some errors out there in coverage, but he also made some big plays," said head coach Dick Jauron. "That game ending fumble recovery was huge."
The Bears failed to score on their opening drive for the 14th straight game meaning the team hasn't accomplished the feat all year.
MOVING ON UP
Marty Booker had nine receptions for 62 yards brining his season totals to 88 for 1,144 yards meaning he's moved into seventh place on the franchises all-time reception list with 254. Booker passed former teammate Bobby Engram, who 246, from 1996-2000. The receiver is only six away from passing FB Matt Suhey for sixth all-time.
Booker's yardage total surpasses his career-high of 1,087 yards, which he set last year.
When Roosevelt Williams recovered Wayne Chrebet's fumble it was the 32nd straight game that the defense has forced at least one turnover.
Leon Johnson help end his former team's playoff hopes with 56 yards rushing on 15 carries including a two-yard touchdown that gave the Bears a 17-7 lead.
"It feels real good right now," Johnson said about beating his former team. "I don't want to go out and trash talk anyone, but just to get this win makes me feel like they gave up on me but the Chicago Bears didn't."
A-TRAIN PART 2
Adrian Peterson rushed 7 times for 39 yards including a five-yard touchdown run, which is the first of his career.