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Bear Market: Who’s rising, falling after Lions game

A look at which Bears players are rising and falling after Sunday’s 20-14 loss to the Lions:

Rising

Farewells? — Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman, both injured, high-fived fans as they left what might be their last game at Soldier Field. Free-agent-to-be Roberto Garza had that thought too, though he is hopeful for a return.

“If it is the end,” he said, “then I’ve been very fortunate to come out here and put the suit on and go out there and play football.”

Rookie defenders — Brock Vereen had his first career interception, Christian Jones led the Bears with 11 tackles and Kyle Fuller played Calvin Johnson much better than last time.

Special teams — The Bears blocked a field goal, recovered a muffed fumble and even gained a first down when Pat O’Donnell was roughed on a punt.

Falling

Black Unicorn — Tight end Martellus Bennett had one catch for zero yards and was flagged for an unsportsmanlike conduct flag.

Cutler’s picks record? — A trip to the bench may save Jay Cutler from this season’s title as the most-intercepted quarterback. His 18 lead Blake Bortles by one and Andrew Luck by two.

Tim Jennings’ flag — The 46-yard, fourth-quarter pass interference penalty set up the game- Lions’ game-winning 17-yard scoring run on the next play.