1. The Chicago Bears defense was creating turnovers
The Chicago Bears defense had just nine takeaways and the team as a whole was -9 in turnover differential. It is the worst differential in the NFL. On Sunday, the Bears had four turnovers and led in differential by three.
In some ways, this is a bad thing. The Bears really lost a game with four turnovers. It was essentially handed to them. Still, the defense did their job, but they cannot control the offense. The fact that the defense did take the abll away is important.
This is the second game the secondary has played together due to health issues across the board. This is the third game of Montez Sweat. The defense is not elite yet, but they are showing progress. Will that continue, and can they put together a complete game against an offense that is better than the Carolina Panthers? We will see, but the takeaways are encouraging and the defense could finish with a lot more in the final seven games than the first ten.