4 Positives that came out of the Chicago Bears loss to the Vikings

Can you believe that there are positives that came out of the Chicago Bears loss to the Vikings in Week 6?
Chicago Bears, T.J. Edwards
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Chicago Bears, T.j. Edwards
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Chicago Bears Positive No. 2: T.J. Edwards and Tremaine Edmunds

The additions of Tremaine Edmunds and T.J. Edwards have not helped enough this season. I was all too excited to see Ryan Poles add both Edwards and Edmunds to the roster after trading away Roquan Smith. Smith is an elite linebacker in the NFL but I wasn't going to be happy if they decided to pay an off-the-ball linebacker $20 million dollars per year. Instead, they landed Edmunds and Edwards combined for slightly less. The outcome hasn't been great though.

Tremaine Edmunds has been up and down, while T.J. Edwards struggled early on this season. He's put together back-to-back strong performances, but his Week 6 performance against the Vikings has to be his best in a Chicago Bears uniform. Edwards finished with six solo tackles (led the team), an assisted tackle, a sack and a forced fumble. Edmunds recovered the forced fumble (sure thought it was an interception) and finished with six tackles (two solos). His coverage skills looked better this game as well.

What we saw tonight from both linebackers isn't enough though. Edmunds has to find a way to become more dominant every week. Edwards' performance was good enough, I just want to see him consistently build upon his game tonight and the one against the Commanders. The positive, despite Edwards only being on a one-year deal, is that these two look to be building some chemistry in the middle of the field and hopefully can become true field generals of this defense before it's too late.