Pass rushing by individuals was effective in spots, although multiple sacks came from linebackers (Lamarr Houston, Pernell McPhee, Willie Young) in de facto roles as ends as the Bears were schemed
The pregame surprise was Christian Jones, a 12-game starter at inside linebacker, being put on the inactive list on John Timu, just elevated from the practice squad this week, inserted in the star
Because of how they were deployed, Lamarr Houston and Willlie Young have been included as parts of the defensive line, since they were de facto ends throughout most of Sunday’s game.
HOGS IN THE SLOP
What exactly the Bears are playing for over the final quarter of the 2015 season can be debated, whether for the long-shot playoff chance or pride or whatever.