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They Said It: Week 1

Posted Sep 12, 2016

Take a look at what writers around the country are saying about the Bears following the Week 1 loss in Houston.

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We scoured the web to see what various publications said about the Bears after Sunday's 23-14 loss to the Texans.

Bleacher Report
Comments: "The Chicago Bears flashed brilliance in all facets against the Houston Texans Sunday before sputtering to a 23-14 loss to start the 2016 season." - Chris Roling | Read more

Chicago Sun-Times
Comments: "There were overt signs of improvement from a defense with 11 new starters from last year's opener — particularly inside linebackers Jerrell Freeman (17 tackles, one tackle-for-loss) and Danny Trevathan (11 tackles, one sack). But the loss left players lamenting what should have been." - Mark Potash | Read more

CBS Sports
Comments: "It's not easy to score points when Alshon Jeffery is basically your team's entire offense, which is what happened to the Bears in Houston." - John Breech | Read more

ESPN
Comments: "The Bears proved on Sunday they can compete with a playoff-caliber team. But the margin of error is small in the NFL, especially on the road, and the Bears are not good enough yet to overcome a disastrous turnover. The team simply wore down in the second half." - Jeff Dickerson | Read more

Houston Chronicle
Comments: "Cutler threw a 54-yard pass to Jeffery when Hal got turned every which way but loose. Kareem Jackson turned the wrong way when Cutler threw a 19-yard pass to Eddie Royal to give the Bears a one-point lead. And they did it in 31 seconds." - John McClain | Read more

Pro Football Talk
Comments: "Houston's defense played well even with J.J. Watt at less than full speed. The Texans made life miserable for Jay Cutler, as Whitney Mercilus had two sacks and Jadeveon Clowney, John Simon and A.J. Bouye had one each for Houston." - Michael David Smith | Read more