The Bears defense are not only very fun to watch right now they are propping up the rest of the team and have now guided the team to back to back victories.
The Bears defense continue to improve and impress and this was best demonstrated on Sunday when former Alabama safety Eddie Jackson mad NFL history. He became the first player to score multiple 75 yard returns in the same game.
Further evidence of how the defense is single-handedly winning games can be seen by the fact the defense hasn’t conceded an offensive touchdown in the last nine quarters and are the only NFL team to not allow an offensive touchdown in the previous two games.
Cam Newton came into the game on Sunday in red-hot form throwing seven touchdowns over the last three games but he was brought crashing down to earth. He was sacked 5 times, 3 of those came in the first quarter. He had several interceptions and the Bears managed to completely close down the running game. Just like the previous week when Joe Flacco was restricted to 180 yards at a poor 4.4 yards per attempt.
The impressive aspect of the defense is so many players are making big plays. This week Eddie Jackson and Danny Trevathan intercepting plays. Leonard Floyd has been incredible at times this season and added to his sack count whilst the leader in the sack count Akiem Hicks got his sixth of the season. It is nice to see a group of players clearly enjoying their game, enjoying working hard together and seeing the rewards it provides and it is time that the baby monsters of midway strike are taken seriously as a defensive unit.
It is hard to be anything but positive after seeing back to back wins for the first time since 2015 and after a depressing 2016 season but there is reason to be cautious at times the defense looked exhausted as the offence struggles continued and they couldn’t put together any momentum meaning the Bears defense were on the field far too much. There is clearly a huge lack of trust between co-ordinators and quarterback. Trubisky only completed 8 passes against the Baltimore Ravens and it seemed almost impossible that he would throw so little again but Sunday proved otherwise as he only completed 4 of 7 attempts for a 107 yards. It is simply not sustainable and the mix of incredible defense and trick plays will not be enough in the long run. The defense is leading the team and if the offence can compete at even an average level the Bears could prove to be a surprise package this season.