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They Said It: Week 8


Following the Bears' 24-10 win over the Jets in Week 8, take a look at what writers around the country are saying about the team.

**Chicago Tribune**
"In a game the Bears absolutely had to win, the defense turned in a performance to feel good about. They allowed only 207 total yards, a season best. They held the Jets to 2.4 yards per rush, also a season best. They played with energy. They played with purpose. They played together." -Dan Wiederer

**Chicago Sun Times**
"The Bears' two most expensive offseason additions spent Sunday in street clothes.

But their defense manhandled a rookie quarterback and their own passer, Mitch Trubisky, was good enough in a 24-10 win against the Jets at Soldier Field." -Patrick Finley

**The Athletic**
"Indeed, the Bears had all the answers against the Jets. They held the Jets to a mere 207 total yards (37 of which came in garbage time in the last two minutes of the game). They allowed just 57 rushing yards and three first downs on the ground. They hemmed in Jets running back Isaiah Crowell for just 25 yards on 13 carries. They dared rookie quarterback Sam Darnold to beat them through the air, and the erratic Darnold didn't have a chance." -Mark Lazerus

**Pro Football Focus**
"One of the unheralded success stories of the Bears is this rebuilt offensive line that may not be among the best in the league, but they were devoid of liability against a heavy hitting Jets defensive line. Both Chicago tackles, Bobby Massie and Charles Leno Jr., were particularly impressive on the day." -PFF Analysis Team

"Trubisky, who rushed for 51 yards, may not have the league's strongest arm, but he can definitely make all the throws. Factor in Trubisky's way-above-average scrambling ability, and the Bears can legitimately say that they have a quarterback with whom they can win." -Jeff Dickerson

**Pro Football Weekly**
"Even without Mack, the Bears defense had its best day of the season statistically while giving their MVP candidate a day off to rest and hopefully get back to full health." -Hub Arkush

**NY Post**
"And the game plan … well, part of it was certainly an inability by secondary and tertiary receivers to get open against a Bears defense that was missing Khalil Mack but is still quite clever without him." -Mike Vaccaro

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