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Sunday, November 14, 2010
Moore in right place, right time -- again

By Jeff Dickerson

D.J. Moore
D.J. Moore intercepted his team-leading fourth pass on Sunday.
CHICAGO -- Picking off deflected passes is becoming routine for Chicago Bears nickelback D.J. Moore.

"When you are on a good defense, you are going to get a lot of them [batted balls]," Moore said. "I'm just happy to be in the middle of it and around the football. Being on the inside [in the slot] you got a chance to get to the ball on every play. So if you run hard and get to the ball, it'll probably pop to you."

Moore recorded his team-high fourth interception when Israel Idonije deflected a Brett Favre pass on the Vikings' first drive of the second half. As usual, Moore was in the right place at the right time, and returned the ball 3 yards to the Minnesota 10-yard line.

It looked for a moment that Moore was going to have a clear path to the end zone.

"I was thinking touchdown, because I didn't see anybody, but he got my foot real fast," Moore said. "But man, I was thinking touchdown, I was thinking this is some good stuff right here. Because a couple plays before that, I almost had the ball tipped into my hands."

Besides the Moore pick, the Bears' defense forced three other turnovers and held the Vikings to 240 total yards. It seemed Percy Harvin posed the only consistent threat to the Bears' defense, especially since Adrian Peterson was limited to only 51 rushing yards on 17 carries.

"[Harvin is] good, they put him everywhere, even out of the backfield throwing screens to him," Moore said. "It seemed like if we would of just gone [defended] him alone, it wouldn't have been a game. They went straight to him almost every single play."

Harvin left the game in the fourth quarter after reaggravating an ankle injury on a kickoff return.