A difficult area to critique because of the near-complete lack of a pass rush on Aaron Rodgers, giving receivers too much time to work free or gain positioning advantages.
Alan Ball was beaten by James Jones for a touchdown and a 34-yard play in the second quarter, one of two touchdowns scored by Jones. On the other hand, while Ball on occasion appeared to lose Jones completely, the touchdown catches were against very sound, tight coverage, with Rodgers getting the ball in against single coverage and the receivers successfully winning battles for the ball.
Rookie Adrian Amos provided much-needed run support out of the safety position, meeting Eddie Lacy in the hole for a for a first-quarter stop to key a three-and-out. Amos was credited with five solo tackles, including one of the two by the Bears for losses.
“The way our secondary was playing, they did a great job,” said linebacker/end Pernell McPhee. “There was great communication out there, they were where they were supposed to be all the time. Just building that trust in our coordinator to keep putting us in the right position.”
Sherrick McManis lived up to his honor as the sixth captain with solid tackling in the open field and work as the slot corner. No Bears defensive back managed to break up a pass, however.
“I just need to execute my technique a little better,” McManis said. “It’s something I can get better at and I will get better at.”
Moon's Grade: C