Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/14/14
After eight games in the regular season it is clear that Chicago Bears cornerback Charles "Peanut" Tillman is on track to be the NFL's defensive player of the year.  It is hard to deny the impact that Tillman has made in the early part of the Bears schedule with his 43 tackles, 2 interceptions (both of which he returned for touchdowns), 7 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery.While those stats may not exactly jump of the page, it is the manner in which Tillman has made these plays that have impacted games and turned the tide in the Bears favor.Just look at last weeks Bears victory over the Titans; Tillman forced Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt to fumble the ball on the Titans very first offensive play.  It is plays like that, that can completely demoralize an offense and change the rhythm of a football game.  Not to mention that it was the first play, making it that much more demoralizing and game changing.  Tillman did not stop there on Sunday afternoon however, he went on to forc...
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