Chicago Bears: Top three positives from win over Cardinals

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The Chicago Bears eeked out a win over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, but there were other positives beyond the victory.

The Chicago Bears pulled out a sloppy win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, coming back from being down 14-0 to win 16-14.

It certainly wasn’t pretty. But a win is a win. We can all agree that 2-1 is certainly better than 1-2.

From start to finish, this one was pretty ugly. The Bears found themselves down 14-0 quickly after just two drives by each team, forcing Mitch Trubisky to lead the Bears from down two scores.

To be completely honest, Trubisky really didn’t lead the Bears to this win. This win is one hundred percent because of the defense.

The defense forced four turnovers in the second half, intercepting Sam Bradford twice, forcing one fumble, and finally picking off Josh Rosen with under two minutes remaining.

The defense not only prevented the Cardinals from scoring, but they set up the offense for success almost every time. The Bears struggled all day to advance the ball, totaling just 220 yards through the air, failing to throw a touchdown for the second time in three weeks.

The running offense was really the only part of the offense that clicked, as Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen combined for over 100 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

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While this one was full of negatives, there is always an abundance of positives following any win. Here are the three biggest positives following the Bears week three win over the Cardinals.