Chicago Bears: Top three positives from win over Cardinals

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Positive Number Three: The Bears are who we thought they were

Let’s be honest. Did we expect the Bears offense to put up 40 points? No. Did we expect the defense to be a top-five unit in the NFL? Yep.

As Dennis Green said twelve years ago. The Bears are who we thought they were.

The defense was vicious. Four forced turnovers in the second half? You bet. Wicked blitzing? Another Khalil Mack forced fumble? Consistent run-stop? Clutch pass defense?

Its safe to say that this is exactly what we thought the 2018 season would be like for the Chicago Bears.

Not to mention that we expected (or at least should have) occasional struggles from Trubisky. We expected Cody Parkey to hit big field goals. We expected classic, defensive showdowns that result in sloppy wins for the Bears.

I hope you didn’t expect 30 points per game. You shouldn’t have expected any shootouts. 300-yard passing games? Are you kidding?

This game was the perfect indicator of the identity of the 2018 Bears. This team is built on their defense. The defense is going to win most of the games. The offense is going to struggle, but in the end, get the job done.

And guess what? All of this has resulted in the Bears holding SOLE possession of first place in the NFC North.

I’ll say it a bit louder for those in the back:


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Ok, enough of that. The Bears still have some work to do, and that work continues next Sunday at Soldier Field when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to town.

Until then, enjoy this one. Embrace the sloppiness. It’s football.