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They Said It: Week 17

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Following the Bears' 24-10 win over the Vikings in Week 17, take a look at what writers around the country are saying about the team:

Chicago Sun Times
“Right now is for appreciating what the Bears have achieved and achieved so quickly. From zero to 60 mph in a split second. From way over there to here, somehow. Amazing.” -Rick Morrissey | Read More

Chicago Tribune
“With the bye out of the equation, the Bears’ best move was to go into the playoffs with momentum. After winning their fourth straight game and fifth straight in the division, they have it.” -Brad Biggs | Read More

The Athletic
“That’s what the Bears were playing for on Sunday afternoon. Not the No. 2 seed. Not to pick their preferred playoff matchup. They were playing for that feeling — that feeling that comes with tossing a running back into the ground like a rag doll, or shoving aside a defensive tackle as if he were a kicker, or cutting the heart out of a division rival in front of its own fans, or victoriously dancing and screaming and moshing in someone else’s building.” -Mark Lazerus | Read More

Chicago Tribune
“As has been the case since September, the defense came to play. The Bears had purpose. They were determined to set a tone. And with hit after vicious hit, the message was sent.” -Dan Wiederer | Read More

Pro Football Weekly
“They say you can’t be the champ until you beat the champ, and the Bears will get that chance soon.” -Hub Arkush | Read More

670 The Score
“And there isn't a team in the NFL that can say honestly that it would be feeling good about facing this defense in Chicago.” -Dan Bernstein | Read More

Chicago Tribune
“Trubisky played his best road game of six this season. And he did so against the best defense he has faced in the loudest, most hostile environment.” -Rich Campbell | Read More

Chicago Sun Times
“The entire day was a worthwhile experience for Trubisky, who handled the Vikings’ various looks and pressures well. He needed to be tested before the postseason, and the noise clearly affected the Bears’ offense at times. But it was a playoff atmosphere that Trubisky ultimately excelled in.” -Adam Jahns | Read More

NBC Sports Chicago
“For the Bears (12-4), their 24-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings (8-7-1) was a dominating performance, in which they imposed their will on a division rival...” -John Mullin | Read More

ESPN
“The Bears fell short of clinching a first-round playoff bye by virtue of the Los Angeles Rams’ blowout victory over the San Francisco 49ers, but Chicago opens postseason play as the hottest team in the conference, winners of four straight and nine of its past 10.” -Jeff Dickerson | Read More

The Athletic

“Nagy went for the kill Sunday, but he still trusted his reserves to help get the job done. It’s that kind of depth that could make the Bears a tough playoff out.” -Kevin Fishbain | Read More

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