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Read what writers around the country are saying about the Bears following Sunday's 21-13 win over the Buccaneers at Soldier Field.

Sports Illustrated
Comments: "It was an ugly affair for the most part, but at least Chicago's embattled defense rose to the occasion. Mel Tucker's defensive unit sacked Bucs quarterback Josh McCown five times and produced four takeaways." – Don Banks Read more

CBS Sports
Comments: "The Bears became only the second team this season to win a game despite putting up less than 205 total yards. When you win like that, it's usually thanks to your defense and that was the case against Tampa." – John Breech Read more

ESPN
Comments: "Lovie Smith's return to Chicago turned into yet another embarrassment for the Bucs. Three turnovers in the third quarter, including two by former Bears backup Josh McCown, handed the Bears the game." – John Clayton Read more

USA Today
Comments: "(Jay Cutler's) performance wasn't sexy — 17 of 27 for 130 yards and a TD — but was good enough to lead the Bears to a second straight victory, largely because Cutler produced his first INT-free outing since Oct. 12." – Nate Davis Read more

NFL.com
Comments: "Chicago capitalized off two Josh McCown turnovers deep in the Bucs' own end to take control of the game early in the third quarter and hang on." - Kevin Patra Read more

Pro Football Talk
Comments: "Then, Chicago's defense would take over. Even more impressively, the Bears' skilled defensive play came with outside linebacker Lance Briggs (groin) and cornerback Kyle Fuller (knee) out with injuries." – Mike Wilkening Read more

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