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They Said It: Week 13


In the aftermath of the Bears' 24-20 win over the Lions, here's what writers around the country are saying about the team.

Chicago Tribune

"After Lions cornerback Darius Slay undercut [Mitchell] Trubisky's late throw on a crossing route to Allen Robinson and snagged it, Trubisky completed 10 of his remaining 11 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns.

"Just when he face-planted with a here-we-go-again pick, Trubisky posted a perfect passer rating of 158.3 on the Bears' final three possessions. And, in doing so, he led the first late-fourth quarter, game-winning touchdown drive of his career." - Rich Campbell | Read More

The Athletic

"The Bears, and especially [Roquan] Smith, had every right to be in a holiday mood. He had his best game of the season, with 15 tackles and two sacks. His second takedown of quarterback David Blough came on third-and-9 from the Bears' 26 with 36 seconds remaining. It made up for his unnecessary roughness penalty two plays earlier." - Adam Jahns | Read More

Sports Illustrated

"To get the win, Trubisky had to do the things consistently good quarterbacks need to do: Hit a receiver winning a narrow footrace in stride and, when an advantageous receiver-cornerback matchup develops over the course of a game, possess the ability to punish said cornerback." - Conor Orr | Read More

"The Bears were in deep trouble before Trubisky connected with [Anthony] Miller for 35 yards on third and 4 from Chicago's 16-yard line. If the Bears don't complete that play, they likely lose the game. After a slow start to the year, Miller -- drafted in the second round by the Bears in 2018 -- has come on strong as of late." - Jeff Dickerson | Read More

Chicago Sun-Times

"Miller has had his ups and downs in his two seasons with the Bears and keeps finding ways to restore their faith in him. But he did it like never before against the Lions to spark the Bears to a come-from-behind victory.

"Miller sparked the go-ahead touchdown drive in the fourth quarter with three receptions, including two crucial third-down conversions." - Mark Potash | Read More

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