Defensive MVP – Honorable Mentions
While the offense looked really bad in Week 4, the defense fared a little better aside from a few drives. Bears backup quarterback Chase Daniel did quite a bit of damage with an efficient passing game that spread out the Vikings and created mismatches based on personnel.
Still, some defensive players really stood out, especially since Chicago dominated the time of possession by over 10 minutes, leaving the defenders on the field for quite a while to accumulate some pretty crazy stats.
Here are some of the defensive standouts from this game who weren’t the MVP from Week 4 against the Bears:
- Everson Griffen, defensive end: Griffen may only have accumulated two tackles on the day with both of them being solo efforts, but he consistently beat the left tackle of the Bears and got pressure on the quarterback. He ended with two QB hits and one tackle for a loss.
- Danielle Hunter, defensive end: Much like Griffen, Hunter did a great job getting pressure on Daniel. He didn’t have a sack on the day but had five tackles (all solo) with one quarterback hit, but it was the pressures that had his value during the game.
- Xavier Rhodes, cornerback: Other than a handful of plays while going up against Allen Robinson, Rhodes had a pretty solid game. He was targeted several times in the passing game and defended one pass. He also added eight tackles on the day (seven solo and one for a loss)