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They Said It: Week 1

Posted Sep 11, 2017

A look at what writers around the country are saying about the Bears following Sunday’s Week 1 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.


Following Chicago's 23-17 loss to Atlanta in Week 1, a peek at what writers around the country are saying about the Bears.

NFL.com
"Hello, Tarik Cohen! The Bears' shifty running back was a marvel to watch. On a field with Julio Jones, Devonta Freeman, and Tevin Coleman, it speaks volumes that Cohen was the most exciting player Sunday." – Kevin Patra
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CBS Sports
"If the Bears have proven one thing under John Fox, it's that no one knows how to draft late-round running backs better than they do. Last year, Jordan Howard was one of the top rookies in the NFL after being selected in the fifth round of the draft. This year, the Bears have a budding star in Tarik Cohen, who was selected in the fourth round of the 2017 draft." – John Breech
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Pro Football Weekly
"The Bears' defense was very good against the Falcons, holding them to 23 points and 64 rushing yards (2.8 yards a carry) after Atlanta averaged 33.8 points a game last year and 120.5 rushing yards (4.58 a carry)." – Hub Arkush
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SB Nation
"Mike Glennon’s steady two-minute drill ultimately failed, but he acquitted himself well in his first game with the team. Forced to throw all afternoon for an offense that never held the lead, he avoided backbreaking mistakes (zero turnovers) and put his team in position to win late in the fourth quarter." – Christian D’Andrea
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Chicago Sun-Times
"A day after signing a four-year, $48 million contract extension, with $30 million guaranteed, the Bears’ 6-5, 332-pound defensive end showed why the Bears were in such a hurry to get the deal done. (Akiem) Hicks had two sacks and three quarterback hits in the Bears’ 23-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at Soldier Field." – Mark Potash
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