The Chicago Bears defense put the team on its back and carried them across the finish line
The first half of the Chicago Bears 16-14 comeback win over the Arizona Cardinals could not have gone any worse. Mitchell Trubisky looked shook early, and the Cardinals scored on their very first drive with a couple of huge chunk plays.
However, as Trubisky continued to be erratic throughout the game, the defense did a complete 180 and decided to take the game over. The Chicago Bears went into the half trailing 14-3. While the Cardinals did not punt once in the second half, they did turn the ball over on every single second-half possession, leading to the Bears comeback win.
First, it was a bomb gone wrong as Eddie Jackson camped under it for an easy interception. That made the game 14-10. The very next possession saw Sherick McManis of all people turn out an interception. The Bears immediately responded to cut the lead to one.
Then, with the rookie quarterback Josh Rosen in the game, Bryce Callahan finished things off with an interception that ended the game.
Every second half offensive possession for the Cardinals ended with the Chicago Bears having a better chance at victory. The defense completely shut this group down in a fantastic way in that half.
The offense will face their questions, and deservedly so. However, this defense is exceptional, and if the offense can figure it out, the ceiling is unlimited.