Harold Jones-Quartey up, Tracy Porter down in Bears' win

Unheralded Harold Jones-Quartey forces pair of turnovers in Bears' win (1:01)

Bears rookie Harold Jones-Quartey sparks Chicago's defense with two takeaways while Bucs running back Charles Sims hauls in 50-yard touchdown reception. (1:01)

TAMPA, Fla. -- A look at the Chicago Bears players who were “up” and those who were “down” in Sunday’s 26-21 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Harold Jones-Quartey: The undrafted rookie forced two key turnovers -- a fumble and an interception -- and played with an edge in the secondary. Jones-Quartey was around the football most of the afternoon. A future safety combination of Jones-Quartey and Adrian Amos is easy to imagine.

Jonathan Anderson: Another undrafted rookie, Anderson knocked the ball loose from Doug Martin late in the third quarter to set up an important Bears touchdown. Because of Anderson, the club’s nickel linebacker, Chicago regained the lead, and ultimately kept that momentum the rest of the game.

Ka’Deem Carey: Carey scored the Bears' only two touchdowns. He is projected to be a complimentary back to Jeremy Langford next season. Langford led the team with 83 yards on 19 carries.


Tracy Porter: Porter gambled on Charles Sims’ 50-yard touchdown reception and lost. Instead of breaking up the pass or making the tackle, Porter did neither, and allowed Sims to outrace Pernell McPhee to the end zone. Porter finished the game with zero tackles and one pass breakup.

Punt team: The Buccaneers blocked a punt that led to a touchdown. Someone forget to block Tampa linebacker Jeremiah George, who had a free path to Pat O’Donnell. Linebacker LaRoy Reynolds appeared to be one of the culprits, but John Fox declined to reveal the guilty parties after the game.

Eddie Royal: Can the Bears please send Royal down the field? The veteran receiver gets crushed by defenders seemingly every week when catching short stretch passes or bubble screens. Royal, who got sick during the game, had five receptions for only 21 yards. Give the guy some better routes to run.