The Bears had a three-phase win over the Eagles, giving them a 5-3 record and a spot in the wildcard race. Who stuck out?
Grizzly Bears -- the players who reminded us of Chicago's other great triumphs in Philly (Hi Flyers!):
Earl Bennett -- Oh, Earl. We missed you so much. We missed your connection with Jay Cutler. We missed your ability to reliably grab catches. We missed how you could have 95 yards and a touchdown in your first game back from an upper body injury.
Lance Briggs -- Did you see Briggs breathing heavy and looking dog-tired in the final seconds of the game? There was good reason for that. He kept the Eagles offense on the run all game long, finishing with five tackles, two pass deflections, and countless acts of intimidation.
Offensive line -- For the first time in 28 games, Jay Cutler was not sacked. The line, aided by tight ends Kellen Davis and Matt Spaeth, kept the QB upright and open holds for Forte and Marion Barber. Well done, gentlemen.
Matt Forte -- Before you say, what about the fumbles? Yes. The fumbles. A man who does not fumble dropped the ball twice in a game, and both fumbles led to Eagles scores. If Forte had let those fumbles get in his head, then he would be down in the Teddy Bears section. However, he turned that anger into yardage, adding 150 yards from scrimmage to the Bears offensive effort. Rebounding from mistakes is a more important trait for Forte than any of his physical skills.
Teddy Bears -- the players who maybe had a few too many cheesesteaks before the game:
Dane Sanzenbacher -- He's been a pleasant surprise all season, but Cutler's pet faltered against the Eagles. He dropped two passes in the second quarter, and the Bears didn't go to him again. Is the honeymoon over for Sanzen-Cutler?
Roy Williams -- Hey Roy, you want to know how to endear yourself to the Bears faithful? Then when Jay Cutler puts a long bomb into your hands, you should hold onto that ball. Maybe even run it in for a touchdown.