Not to be outdone, cornerback Charles Tillman was named NFC defensive player of the month for October, following running mate Tim Jennings receiving that honor for September.
Ugly wins count as well as pretty ones and the Bears kept a two-step NFC North lead on Green Bay with their come-from-behind win over Carolina while Minnesota also lost.
Steve Smith likes playing against the Bears. One reason is that he doesn't think much of their defensive backs.
It's hard to measure the value Charles "Peanut" Tillman has to the Bears defense, but the job he did Monday night was as good as any corner in the NFL could do against Calvin Johnson
Bears cornerback Charles Tillman was named NFC defensive player of the week for his performance against Calvin Johnson in the Bears 13-7 win over the Detroit Lions last Monday.