Chicago Bears vs. Carolina Panthers: Defensive grades

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The Chicago Bears defense just kept pushing the envelope in what could become a dominant 2017-2018 campaign, trouncing the Carolina Panthers offense in their 17-3 win.

Honestly, let’s not even bother grading the offense this round. As far as I can tell, the Chicago Bears didn’t really employ one on Sunday.

Besides, no offensive group aside from quarterback and running back would have gotten better than a C anyway.

Mitch Trubisky wasn’t allowed to do much and had one big deep ball to Tarik Cohen, though even was a bit underthrown. Some of those sacks he took were pretty unfortunate. But he didn’t turn the ball over and spoil the defense’s effort.

Basically, it didn’t matter whether the offense showed up to Soldier Field or not yesterday. Their best and only offense was their defense.

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I’m not sure what’s gotten into the Chicago Bears defense of late, but somehow, they seem to be taking advantage of every opportunity they missed out on over the past two years to make big plays.

Three defensive touchdowns in just over three quarters of play? That feels like 2012-level Bears defense right there.

And even when they weren’t scoring, they were dominating the Panthers at all levels just the same. Let’s take a look at how the Bears defensive units graded out in yesterday’s win.