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Big win helps Bears pair up player of the week honors

Brett Kern, Sherrick McManis AP

A performance as dominant as the Bears’ last week deserves more mention, and a pair of their players got it Wednesday.

Linebacker Brian Urlacher won NFC defensive player of the week honors, and teammate Sherrick McManis won NFC special teams player of the week after Chicago’s 51-20 win over the Titans.

Urlacher returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown, forced a fumble and had seven tackles. The pick was his 22nd, which ties him with Dick Butkus for second in franchise history (trailing Doug Buffone’s 24) among linebackers.

McManis blocked a punt in the first quarter which was returned for the touchdown which triggered the avalanche, and had two special teams tackles.

It’s the first time teammates won player of the week awards the same week since Week Four of 2008, when Tampa Bay’s Derrick Brooks (defense) and Matt Bryant (special teams) won.

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8 Responses to “Big win helps Bears pair up player of the week honors”
  1. woodg8 says: Nov 7, 2012 12:39 PM

    Marshall should have won offensive player as well for the full house

  2. loudog777 says: Nov 7, 2012 12:42 PM

    Nothing against Brian, but where is the love for Tillman?

  3. samanthasteeleruinedmyqb says: Nov 7, 2012 12:47 PM

    After scoring 51 points, you’d think they’d have the offensive player of the week too.

  4. sgne33 says: Nov 7, 2012 1:30 PM

    if not for doug martin, they probably would have had the hat trick.

  5. dabears212 says: Nov 7, 2012 2:13 PM

    The DPOW could have gone to Urlacher or Tillman. As a Bears fan, I’m glad to be able to say that about them. :D

  6. larryboodry says: Nov 7, 2012 4:39 PM

    I sense a trend…Keep it going!

  7. tokyomanblastersmom says: Nov 7, 2012 5:32 PM

    I’m sure a pack fan will be along any minute now to tell us how horrible the Bears are because they didnt have a player on offense win the award, too.

    As you know, between cheese-slurping and ‘rearing’ livestock, the only other suitable hobby in Wisconsin these days seems to be trolling sports sites for the purpose of telling us Bears fans how terrible our 7-1 team is…

  8. larryboodry says: Nov 7, 2012 6:58 PM

    @ tokyomanblastersmom:

    I like your posts, and have finally gotten better at telling your name from that of sandpounder, who fits your description to a tee.

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