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3-4, 4th in NFC North

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

“We didn't get much credit for this, but that was when we kind of invented the Wildcat. We played a running back at quarterback a lot that game. Back to what I was trying to explain earlier, you do what you have to do to win. We controlled the clock. They were a good offense; they had Michael Vick at that time. He was a hard one to get off the field as well. It allowed us to run the ball pretty effectively, shorten the game and get a ‘W.” -- Bears coach John Fox taking credit for inventing the Wildcat offense.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"Not making dumb mistakes -- making sure we're locked in mentally. You go the whole week and you try to focus on what you've got installed and what you're going to do. You want to go to a game and execute just as well as you did in practice and I think there were some times in the earlier part of the season where we didn't execute, Atlanta, 88-yard touchdown, other places, situations. I think we've been executing at a high level as far as just the mental aspect of the game." -- Bears DL Akiem Hicks on how the defense has improved.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"He's been great since he stepped in. I told you guys a number of times is that — Monday night, on the road in Baltimore, there's just — and people ask about his growth a lot, I see his growth but it hasn't been so exponential because it's been good since he's been in. I'm sure he's as hard on himself as anybody would be because he wants to be a great player, and he will be. But we need to be better around him collectively. If we're going to choose to run the ball and that's going to be our thing, we need to run it better. We can't be three-and-out and put our defense back on the field when they've been on there for the majority of the game. The time of possession was way too lopsided. So we just need to do things better to help Mitch and to help our team as a whole." -- Bears TE Zach Miller on rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"Oh, it's big. Since 2015, we hadn't won two in a row. It feels good. Anytime you win in the league, I don't care how you do it, it feels great to come in here on a Monday with a win. We have two in a row. Just keep on working. There's a lot of ball left to play. It's wide open for us. We're up for the challenge. It's exciting now. We're kind of getting back into things and it's a huge challenge to go on the road and face the Saints. Football is fun. -- Bears TE Zach Miller on the team's modest two-game winning streak.

ESPN Stats & Info

How good was Bell, and how wild was Chicago's win?

On nearly just as many touches as the Bears ran plays Sunday, Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell by himself averaged one more yard per play than Chicago. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears DL Akiem Hicks on former teammate Saints QB Drew Brees: "I don't want to talk about Drew Brees. Nothing to say about him." The Bears play in New Orleans on Sunday.

ESPN Stats & Info

Panthers control clock, Bears control game

The Panthers controlled the ball, but two defensive touchdowns by rookie Eddie Jackson made the difference. In the process, the Bears became the first team since Dec. 3, 1950 to win a game with no more than five first downs and seven pass attempts, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

For all the fantasy owners upset about the anemic Bears offense, defensive lineman Akiem Hicks has a message for you: "start the Bears defense."

ESPN Stats & Information

Bears scoring any way possible

The Bears have given Mitchell Trubisky all the help he can get on the way to a 2-1 record with the rookie under center. Trubisky and the Bears have been the beneficiaries of three defensive touchdowns, trick plays that saw a punter and a running back each throw a TD pass and a Trubisky throw that bounced off a defender before landing in Zach Miller's arms for a score.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Mitchell Trubisky recorded a Total QBR of just 4.2 in the Bears' win over the Panthers today. That would have been the worst QBR so far this week, except he didn't even have enough action plays to qualify.

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Bears' win over Panthers unprecedented (1:20)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears have hope because their defense is one of the best in the NFC. Sunday's 17-3 win against Carolina was the Bears' best defensive performance of the John Fox era with five sacks, three takeaways and two defensive touchdowns -- both by rookie safety Eddie Jackson. The Bears proved they can still win even when the offense struggles. As long as Chicago's defense holds up, the Bears could make the second half of the season interesting in the NFC North.

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Bears show formula to success starts on defense (0:53)
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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears defense had their most dominant performance in the John Fox era in Sunday's 17-3 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

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Jackson, Bears' D shine in win over Panthers (1:30)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

The highest-scoring fantasy quarterback, wide receiver, tight end, kicker and team defense/special teams from the 1 p.m. ET game block were all started in fewer than 10 percent of ESPN leagues: QB: Josh McCown, 24.46 (4.45 percent started) WR: Kenny Stills, 26.5 (4.08 percent) TE: O.J. Howard, 27.8 (0.90 percent) K: Kai Forbath, 24 (9.13 percent) D/ST: Chicago Bears, 29 (1.80 percent)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Wow. It had been nearly 11 years since a team attempted seven or fewer passes in a win. Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears attempted exactly seven today, fewest in a win since their opponent today, the Carolina Panthers, and Chris Weinke attempted seven on Dec. 24, 2006.

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

No offense, no problem for Bears

A week after winning a game with just nine completions, Chicago beat Carolina on Sunday despite attempting just seven passes. Mitchell Trubisky dropped back 12 times and took more sacks (five) than he had completions (four). The Bears finished with five first downs and 153 total yards.

Team Stats

Passing Yards158.631st
Rushing Yards126.37th
Points For17.426th
Points Against21.614th

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