What we learned from the Chicago Bears win over the Panthers

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Chicago Bears Leonard Floyd
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The Chicago Bears’ defense is suffocating

In case you missed it, the Bears’ defense has not allowed an offensive touchdown in the last two weeks. Ever since middle linebacker Danny Trevathan returned from his suspension, this defense has been out for blood.

Obviously, Eddie Jackson had the two great touchdowns, but the entire defense dominated. Although Nick Kwiatkoski (pectoral) was active, middle linebacker Christian Jones started the game and led the team with nine tackles. Jones’ counterpart, Danny Trevathan, had a sack and an interception.

Adrian Amos had a nice pass breakup. Cornerbacks Bryce Callahan, Prince Amukamara and Kyle Fuller were all terrific in coverage. Fuller was also fierce in the running game, coming up with tackles. This was a huge one on Cam Newton.

I can not say enough about the guys up front on the defensive line for the Bears. You already saw the Trevathan sack, but there were others that wanted to get in on the party. Leonard Floyd, Akiem Hicks and Pernell McPhee all had sacks, while Eddie Goldman and Mitch Unrein each had half a sack.

While it was not a flashy sack, this play (above) was huge. You can see how fast Floyd is, as he is able to chase down Newton, holding him to one yard on the scramble.

It was a great game by the defense. Despite being on the field for 38 minutes, they never let up.

The celebration is well-deserved, and they will look to continue their great play next week in New Orleans.