It's a hollow recognition in defeat, but Lance Louis earned the hustle award Sunday.
After Raiders linebacker Kamerion Wimbley intercepted a screen pass from Caleb Hanie to Kellen Davis at the Oakland 15-yard line in the second quarter, Louis, the Bears 6-3, 320-pound right tackle, chased down Wimbley at the Bears 12-yard line to hold Wimbley to a 73-yard interception return instead of an 85-yard touchdown.
Louis had to horse-collar Wimbley to make the play -- an infraction which advanced the ball half the distance to the goal line to the 6 -- but at that point it was all he could do. The Bears forced the Raiders to settle for Sebastian Janikowski's 19-yard field goal for a 12-7 halftime lead.
''I tried to grab him and take him down,'' Louis said. ''I just put my head down and and went after him and I got him. The important thing is I got him down and we held them to three. I guess that's good, right?''