Defense shines in Chicago Bears Week Six Win

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In an overtime road win, it was the Chicago Bears defense that shined and carried the team to a 27-24 victory

Both of the Chicago Bears win so far this season have played exactly to the style and tone in which they wanted to play. This is a team that wants to run the ball on offense and play stingy defense. There were some bumps in the road thanks to special teams, but the Bears accomplished their gameplan and walked away with their second win of the season.

While the score shows 27-24, it was much more of a defensive struggle. Both of the touchdowns were on special teams, a kick and a punt return. The Bears sacked Joe Flacco three times and intercepted him twice. If it weren’t for the offense and the special teams, this would have been a blowout.

This was a very reassuring game when thinking about what is to come for this team. A lot of pieces on the defensive side showed and fell into place. In the interior, Eddie Goldman and Akiem Hicks created havoc all day. Goldman put in six tackles and Hicks added two with a sack as well. In the middle, Danny Trevathan set the tone with five hard tackles and an interception. However, the most comforting thought was the step forward the secondary has taken this season.

Kyle Fuller has been a rejuvenation and looks like a strong cornerback worth holding onto. On top of that, the experiment of Adrian Amos next to Eddie Jackson has shown well for three straight weeks. The two compliment each other well, and are both young enough where they can grow and learn off of each other’s habits.

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The Bears only advanced to 2-4 and the sloppy play and almost blowing a double-digit lead shows they still are not where they want to be. However, the defense has shown signs of life to at least gain some excitement for what this team can be at some point soon.