(CBS) Bears rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after a standout performance in just his second career game last Sunday, when Chicago rallied for a 28-20 win at San Francisco.
Fuller had two crucial fourth-quarter interceptions that set up Bears touchdowns. Early in the quarter, he undercut a short route and made a diving, juggling pick that set up a short scoring pass from Jay Cutler to Martellus Bennett that gave Chicago a 21-20 lead. One possession later, Fuller broke off his man and intercepted a downfield pass by Colin Kaepernick intended for another 49ers receiver.
Fuller also had six tackles.
With veteran cornerback Charles Tillman out for the year now with a triceps injury, Fuller is Chicago’s No. 2 cornerback.