For the first time this season the offense carried the defense and special teams to a victory. There are a lot of things I can take away from the game, but the one that sticks out to me is the continued improvement of the offensive line. The only glaring weakness on the line is J'Marcus Webb (more on him later) and Martz and Tice's head scratching protection schemes. Besides those two factors, the line, while not great, is playing good enough to win ball games. The line will have to play their best game of the season as they will need to run block and pass protect effectively to sustain long drives and keep a hot fire Tom Brady and his Patriot offense on the sideline this Sunday.
Not spectacular on Sunday, but he contained Turk McBride for most of the game. He and Williams were also stout against the run, and are quickly becoming the strength of the line, processing good athleticism on that left side of the line.
The ability for Chris to handle Corey Williams one on one was key for to this line success this past Sunday as it allowed Kreutz to help out Garza against Suh. Fans are going to have to start giving Chris Williams more props and start recognizing that he's becoming a better interior lineman each passing week.
C and RG Roberto Garza: Grade C+
Because most of their time was spent on Ndamukong Suh, I'm going to lump them together. They deserve a C for containing the best defensive tackle in the game today for much of the game. Does anyone else find it curious that right after facing Suh, the Bears went ahead and signed 360-pound Herman Johnson? I'm not saying that Johnson is the answer for Suh, but this signing is most likely an indication that Suh has sent Angelo the message that it's time to beef up the interior line.
Webb is clearly the weakest link on the line, and with him making the same mistakes as far as blocking assignments each week you have to wonder if he's taking in to Tice's teachings. It's also frustrating to see such an athletic tackle like Webb get beat off the snap every other down. If he's making these same mistakes in the final four games of the season and into the playoffs, Angelo or Ruskell might need to look for an upgrade in the off-season.