LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Charles Tillman was asleep when President Obama gave him a big shout out on ESPN.
It's one of the few times he wasn't locked in.
The star cornerback has been turning heads everywhere with his play, even in the White House, and so have his teammates on the Chicago Bears' defense.
A group that came into the season with some question marks is supplying plenty of answers and leading the way for a team that's 7-1 heading into Sunday's showdown with the Houston Texans.
A big part of that is Tillman, the guy Obama touted for defensive player of the year during an interview aired Monday night.
The praise came after Tillman forced four fumbles in a 51-20 blowout of Tennessee the previous day.

Top NFL Public Bets


NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Texans vs. Broncos Prediction Will the struggling Broncos not only beat the Texans tonight but also cover as a heavy favorite at 8:30PM ET on Monday Night Football?
Thumbnail Texans vs. Broncos Injury Report Will any of the key players for the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos be out for tonight’s Monday Night...
Thumbnail MNF Point Spread Jumps The point spread for tonight's Monday Night Football clash between the Texans and Broncos is on the move. Here's the latest.
Thumbnail Texas vs. Broncos Public Betting Who does the public like for the big game between the Houston Texansand Denver Broncostonight? Here’s a look at the latest betting report.
Thumbnail Texans vs. Broncos Odds Week 7 of the NFL season wraps up tonight when the Denver Broncos host the Houston Texans at 8:30PM ET on ESPN....
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages