The Chicago Bears had four players on the rise after this victory.
General manager Ryan Poles needs to draft, trade for, or sign more edge rushers like Sweat. He continues to dramatically impact the defense in a positive way since he was acquired at the trade deadline. No one is going to miss that second-round pick Poles sent to Washington with how well Sweat has been playing.
The Bears needed him to wreck the Browns offense and wrecking is exactly what he did.
He had 2.5 sacks according to the box score. He was getting after Cleveland quarterback Joe Flacco most of the game.
He is leading both the Chicago Bears and Washington Commandeers in sacks. Sweat is the best acquisition Poles has made next to trading for D.J. Moore. Please get more players like Montez on the defensive line Ryan Poles.
T.J. Edwards and Tremaine Edmunds
The linebacker duo had another great day. Edwards was flying all over the field and bringing the pain on his tackles.
Edwards setup Edmunds for a pick-six with a crushing hit on Cedric Tillman. The blow allowed the ball to pop up into the air for Edmunds to grab it and race for the endzone.
Flacco had an amazing fourth quarter against the Bears’ pass defense. He threw for 212 yards and a touchdown. Joe may have punched his ticket to Canton with that quarter.
Stevenson is still part of the risers as he made one of the best interceptions of the season. Trent Taylor muffed a punt that set up the Browns deep in Chicago territory. It could have been a costly turnover until Stevenson seemingly teleported to pick off Flacco on the next snap.
Taylor owes Stevenson dinner.