Rookie Pat O’Donnell was the game MVP with a 46.3-yard net on his six punts, three inside the 20, and he even handled a kickoff chore to start the third quarter.
Drew Brees completed 29 of 36 pass attempts and two of the incompletions were the result of deflections by defensive end Jared Allen.
The Bears went with their eighth different starting linebacker group. This one didn’t do any better than the first seven.
The defensive line overall played like professionals in a game that meant nothing. The results weren’t necessarily positive but effort in this situation does count for something.
Matt Forte had one of his poorer games in pass protection in the loss to the New Orleans Saints but he and rookie Ka’Deem Carey played like they meant it and managed to account for 142 of the woef