Report Card: AZ Cardinals vs. Chicago Bears

The Arizona Cardinals rebounded in Chicago to take a 20-point win over the Bears. The Cardinals report card is in...

PASSING OFFENSE: A -- Kurt Warner threw five touchdown passes and had good protection all day. Steve Breaston, Larry Fitzgerald and Early Doucet had productive days.

RUSHING OFFENSE: A -- The Cardinals rushed for 182 yards and averaged 5.9 yards a carry. The line opened some nice holes, and Tim Hightower and Beanie Wells were effective.

PASS DEFENSE: C -- Bears TE Greg Olsen caught three touchdown passes, including two on All-Pro S Adrian Wilson. The pass rush on Jay Cutler wasn't good enough.

RUSH DEFENSE: A -- The Bears could never get anything going, partly because they opened the game trying to pass. It worked, but the Cardinals adjusted and shut it down.

SPECIAL TEAMS: A -- One of the best all-around performances in years. The coverage teams bottled up Bears returners Devin Hester and Johnny Knox. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie blocked a field goal that led to a field goal late in the second half.

COACHING: A -- The offense scored a touchdown on its first drive for the fifth time in eight games, and the Cardinals had a nice game plan against the Bears. The defense was mentally prepared, and the special teams were excellent. Coach Ken Whisenhunt did bring in backup QB Matt Leinart one series too early.


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