With all the big plays he has made returning punts in his career, it is always relatively surprising when opposing teams give Devin Hester the opportunity to return the ball. Hester once again made a huge impact on special teams, as he put together a dazzling 26-yard punt return to help setup the only TD of the game.
The Bears took advantage of the excellent field position following the Hester return by utilizing their rushing attack to find the end zone. Marion Barber accounted for 36 of the 42 yards on the TD drive, including a nine-yard TD run. Barber has rushed for 89 yards in the absence of Matt Forte.
The return from Hester wasn't the only big impact that Chicago received from its special teams unit. Robbie Gould delivered the longest field goal in Bears history when he connected from 57 yards out to give Chicago a 10-0 lead at the start of the fourth quarter.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Bears have completely shutdown the Denver offense. The normally dominant Broncos rushing attack has failed to generate any sort of consistent production, with Willis McGahee limited to just 33 yards on 15 carries. Tim Tebow has really struggled throwing the ball, completing just 3/16 for 45 yards and just his second interception of the season.
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