Week 6 Bears Grades: Linebackers

Week 6 Bears Grades: Linebackers
October 12, 2013, 9:45 am
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The overall was marred by the possible season-ending chest injury to D.J. Williams, a key part in holding the Giants to 14 points before he left with just under 5 minutes to play in the third quarter.

Lance Briggs accounted for the only sack of Eli Manning with one blitz and the only other hit on Manning with another. He was credited with five solo tackles and a pass deflection.

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As impressive overall was Briggs’ physicality with running back Brandon Jacobs, who was adding some extra talk with his early runs and hits on safeties Chris Conte and Major Wright in particular. Jacobs had an embarrassing 53 yards in the first quarter alone, then just 53 the remainder of the game and nothing matching the 16-yard pickup on his second carry.

“They’re fighters,” Briggs said. “We’ve got a fighting team. That’s a Tom Coughlin-coached team.”

Rookie Jon Bostic made his first appearance on defense after playing exclusively special teams so far. Bostic was victimized on a couple of occasions.

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Blake Costanzo was pressed into service on the weak side after James Anderson went down with what is believed to be a minor back injury. Anderson was credited with a pair of tackles and got some pressure on Manning with a limited number of blitzes.

Moon’s grade: B-