Chicago Bears: NFC Defensive Player of the Week

Tillman earns NFC defensive honors again

October, 24, 2012
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LAKE FOREST -- Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman won defensive player of the week -- without recording an interception -- due to his shutdown performance on Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson on Monday night.

And the award comes after consecutive games in which he returned interceptions for touchdowns.

“It’s hard to do, and that says how special that performance was,” head coach Lovie Smith said of winning the award without a turnover.

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