They Said It: Week 14

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Following the Bears' 15-6 win over the Rams in Week 14, take a look at what writers around the country are saying about the team:

Chicago Sun Times
"Inside an electric Soldier Field, coach Matt Nagy's Bears proved they belonged. They showed their fan base that Super Bowl dreams might be rooted in reality." -Patrick Finley | Read More

The Athletic
"And all of a sudden, the Rams and Chiefs, let alone everyone else, better be taking the Bears very seriously should they match up in the postseason or, yes, the Super Bowl. This defense isn't going away for the winter." -Jon Greenberg | Read More

670 The Score
"Nagy will try anything in any situation, the bigger the bolder. … Consider that in front of a national television audience, on the play that swung momentum in a measuring-stick game, Nagy relished taking a higher risk because of its possible reward. And nobody on the sideline flinched or doubted or even so much as raised an eyebrow." -David Haugh | Read More

ESPN.com
"Just qualifying for the playoffs is no longer good enough for Chicago -- not with a defense playing at a championship level." -Jeff Dickerson | Read More

NFL.com
"The Los Angeles Rams' terrible, horrible, no good, very bad night in the Windy City prompted questions about why the league's second-ranked offense struggled so mightily in prime time." -Jeremy Bergman | Read More

Orange County Register
"In an effort worthy of their old-school roots, the Bears harassed quarterback Jared Goff, bottled up running back Todd Gurley and basically sent the Rams' offense back to 2016, the dark days to which no one wanted to return." -Rich Hammond | Read More

Orange County Register
"The Bears were the energetic, innovative team, with offensive tackle Bradley Sowell catching a touchdown pass from Mitch Trubisky in the third quarter. The Rams kept tripping over yellow flags, nine penalties in all, and they kept letting punts bounce needlessly. They were in the red zone twice and are still looking for that touchdown. They assumed possession three times in Bears' territory and got three points out of those trips." -Mark Whicker | Read More

Pro Football Weekly
"Defense still has a prominent place in the NFL – at least in Chicago. The Bears' stingy No. 3 defense choked out the Rams' No. 2 offense, one of the league's most prolific, Sunday night on a national stage at Soldier Field." -Bob LeGere | Read More

Chicago Tribune
"Eddie Goldman flexed his biceps as Soldier Field went wild. Come to think of it, that's what this entire night was, wasn't it? One massive flex by the Bears defense." -Rich Campbell | Read More

Yahoo! Sports
"Everyone who tuned in to see the Bears and Rams square off in a battle of NFC division leaders saw the Chicago defense absolutely shut down what might be the best offense in the NFL." -Frank Schwab | Read More

NBC Sports Chicago
"This night was all about the league's best defense dominating the league's best offense in front of a national audience in primetime. And it served a warning for the high-octane offenses of the NFC: The Bears are a force to be reckoned with when they play in the playoffs in January." JJ Stankevitz | Read More

Chicago Tribune
"If defense wins championships, the Bears (9-4) figure to have a chance to at least make a deep playoff run, and they can clinch a playoff berth as early as next week." -Brad Biggs | Read More

Get an insider's look at a Bears game day with these behind-the-scenes photos and angles that the TV cameras didn't capture at Soldier Field.

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