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Charles Tillman was named the NFC's defensive player of the month for his outstanding October, making him the second Bears player in a row to take this honor. Tim Jennings earned the award in September.
Tillman, who was named to his first Pro Bowl after the 2011 season, hit a hot streak in October. In four games, he had 23 tackles. Against Dallas and Jacksonville, he returned an interception for a touchdown. He also forced two fumbles against the Lions. Basically, he was the key to the Bears' very productive defense in October.
Being the key to the Bears' defense is no small feat. They are ranked second in the NFL at allowing points, and seventh in yardage allowed. They're tied for second in forced fumbles, first in defensive touchdowns, and tied for first in interceptions.
Considering how the Bears have been so inconsistent on offense, the overwhelming defense makes winning easier. Kudos to Peanut for being the exact player the Bears need him to be.