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They Said It: Week 6

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In the aftermath of the Bears' 23-16 win over the Carolina Panthers, here's what writers around the country are saying about the team.

Chicago Tribune

"And yet time and again — down to DeAndre Houston-Carson's first career interception in the final two minutes — the Bears defense popped back into place to come up with winning plays.

If last week's victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady on national TV was the defense's breakout game, this one furthered its drive to be an elite unit, all while being given plenty of excuses to fold." — Collen Kane | Read More

The Athletic

"Through six games, the Bears have lost just once and they've scored 128 points and given up 116. You're not going to win a lot of games in the NFL scoring 21 points — unless you're only giving up 19.

"Is it a recipe for success? For the Bears, yes.

"This defense is so good they have me looking up numbers. I'm a columnist, damn it. I shouldn't have to do that." — Jon Greenberg | Read More

Chicago Sun-Times

"The Bears defense did the little things well and made the most of missed opportunities. After nose tackle Bilal Nichols just missed a safety when he sacked [Teddy] Bridgewater on the second play from scrimmage, [Tashaun] Gipson followed with his interception that set up the offense for a touchdown drive that, however grindy, gave the Bears a 7-0 lead.

"When Akiem Hicks of all people was goaded into a neutral-zone infraction on fourth-and-two at the Bears 5-yard line in the second quarter for a first-and-goal at the 3, the Bears rallied and still held the Panthers to a field goal." — Mark Potash | Read More

Bleacher Report

"With [David] Montgomery, [Jimmy] Graham and top wide receiver Allen Robinson II getting many of the targets, adding another viable option in the passing game could make the Bears' offense more difficult to stop, so perhaps [Cole] Kmet can help fill that role later on." — Jake Rill | Read More

See the game unfold through the lenses of our sideline photographers as the Bears face off against the Panthers on the road in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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