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Grizzly Bears and Teddy Bears: New York vs. Chicago



    Grizzly Bears -- the players who knocked the Jets out of the sky

    Matt Forte
    -- The transformation of Matt Forte into a all-purpose running back is one of the reasons why the Bears are 11-4. On Sunday, he had 113 rushing yards, 56 receiving yards and a touchdown, making him the first back this season to reach 100 yards against the Jets, and the first Bear since Thomas Jones to rack up 100+ yards rushing and 50+ yards receiving.

    Chris Harris -- On a day when the defense didn't show up, the safety was everywhere. His first quarter fumble recovery led to the Forte touchdown, and his interception ended the Jets' chances at a comeback. He was also the Bears leading tackler with 11, making this his best game of the season.

    Devin Hester -- How do you follow up breaking the record for most kick return touchdowns? Apparently, by piling up 78 return yards, 48 receiving yards and a touchdown.

    Johnny Knox
    -- There's a moment after Jay Cutler heaves long passes like only he can, a moment filled with an ulcer-inducing cocktail of excitement and anxiety. Johnny Knox makes that moment all worth it, pulling in Cutler bombs with aplomb. He finished the day with 92 yards, including a 40-yard and a 26-yard touchdown. He needs just 40 yards against Green Bay to break 1,000 yards on the season.

    Teddy Bears -- the players who cleared the Jets for take-off

    Julius Peppers
    -- We've become accustomed to seeing Peppers' name show up in every offensive category. Perhaps he had only one tackle and let himself be held hostage by the Jets' Wayne Hunter all game to make us notice him more. OK, Julius. We're watching. We won't take you for granted again.

    Robbie Gould
    -- Speaking of players who are usually automatic, Gould has been one of the most reliable Bears not just on the season, but of the past five years. Still, he missed a key field goal from 35 yards at Soldier Field, a distance and a location that he's usually dead-on from.