Chicago Bears: Winners and losers from win over Seahawks

September 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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Winner: Vic Fangio

I could sit here and name single players from the Bears defense (actually, I will later). Instead, I’ll stick to a broader standpoint.

The Bears defense as a whole was just something else on Monday night. Russell Wilson had a miserable night, as the Bears registered six sacks (five in the first half). The Bears forced two turnovers, including a late strip-sack by Danny Trevathan.

On the ground, the Seahawks had absolutely zero luck, recording just 74 yards on the ground on 22 carries. While Wilson picked up a late garbage-time touchdown, the Bears secondary did an exceptional job of keep the ball out of the hands of Seahawks receivers.

Ultimately, the Bears defense made an elite quarterback look lost on the field for most of the night. The Seahawks offense line wasn’t really anything special to begin with, but between the sacks, pressure and run-stop, the Bears defense was simply ruthless on Monday night.

Needless to say, the Bears defense learned from last week’s mistakes. The pass rush didn’t stop after the first-half, the secondary did a much better job of defending the deep ball, and the defense picked up late stops when they needed it.

Vic Fangio’s defensive unit was a big winner on Monday night, especially after last weeks second-half flop.