Asher Allen tackles Roy Williams during the fourth quarter on Jan. 1, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. The Bears defeated the Vikings 17-13.
Though the Bears season ended in disappointment, finishing on a win was still a nice way to go out. Looking at the statistics, it's amazing they held on for the win. The Vikings had the lead in time of possession, first downs and offensive yardage, but the Bears' defensive scoring helped the team finish 8-8.
Who stood out in the win?
Brian Urlacher: Before spraining his knee, Urlacher was all over the field. He finished with 10 tackles, leading the team both for the game and the season.
Roy Williams: Finally! Williams hasn't played up to expectations, but he did have four catches for 60 yards and a touchdown against Minnesota.
Charles Tillman: He didn't let up after making the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. Peanut had four tackles, a pass disruption and an interception returned for a touchdown. That pick-six gave him the Bears record for interception touchdowns.
Devin Hester: His ankle was reportedly healed, but Hester didn't look like himself on Sunday. He had just one catch and 13 yards on kickoff and punt returns. Worse than that, Hester appeared to not even have the confidence to try running on returns. He'll need to take the offseason to find the confidence that made him the best return man in league history.
J'Marcus Webb and Mike Martz: Webb had the rough assignment of stopping the league's best sack man, Jared Allen, but that's the man's job. He had an off day, allowing Allen to get to Josh McCown three-and-a-half times. Mike Martz adjusted late in the game, giving Webb help via tight ends Matt Spaeth and Kellen Davis, but why did it start so late? Did Martz really think Webb could handle Allen on his own from the start?
Julius Peppers: The blocked field goal was nice, but it barely made up for back-up QB Joe Webb making Pep look like a clown. Webb evaded nearly every sack attempt that Peppers made, except for when Peppers had help from Matt Toeina. He finished the day with one assisted tackle.