Which Chicago Bears were winners from Week 6 vs. Vikings?

There were a couple of rare silver linings for the Chicago Bears in their ugly 19-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings that are worth highlighting regardless of the outcome.
Oct 15, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Minnesota Vikings running back Cam Akers (31) catches a pass
Oct 15, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Cam Akers (31) catches a pass / Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
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Chicago Bears Week 6 Winner No. 2: Justin Jones

Justin Jones finally sniffs the winners list after being on the losers list multiple times already this season. He has not done much in terms of production and affecting the game as the Bears starting three-tech. Finally, against the Vikings, his presence was felt a bit more, especially in terms of his physicality.

Jones finished with seven total tackles, which is as many as he had in the last four games combined. It was clear that he was winning his one-on-ones, specifically in the run game as the Vikings were not able to bust any big gains to the second and third levels. Jones was able to generate some penetration in both pass and run defense, and it led to some good pressure on Kirk Cousins.

The Chicago Bears are desperate for production from the defensive line. While the edge rushers have been mediocre at best this season, the interior of the line has been even worse. The two rookies Gervon Dexter Sr. and Zach Pickens have not done much, Jones has not done anything more. The best lineman has arguably been Andrew Billings just because of how disruptive he is in eating up blocks.

The Bears will need more productive outings from Jones if they want to be able to get off the field on third downs and control the line of scrimmage. They have been consistently dominated on both sides of the ball up front, so it was refreshing to see a guy like Jones step up, especially considering what happened on the offense.