In victories against the Ravens and Panthers, the Bears’ defense has scored more points (21) than it has allowed (12).
The Bears, coming off a 27-24 overtime victory last week against the Ravens in Baltimore, have not won back-to-back games since Weeks 9-10 of 2015.
Despite losing Freeman, Young and Demps, the Bears are in a better situation defensively than they’ve been in during Fangio’s three seasons.
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The son of former Broncos receiver Ed McCaffrey has 37 receptions for 293 yards and two touchdowns. He is tied for sixth in the NFL in receptions.
The Bears are ranked sixth in the NFL in total defense and eighth in passing yards per attempt.
While the interceptions were the marquee plays, the defense also did the little things right that made the difference.
The Amos-Fuller combination was never bigger than on the key defensive play of the game.
Trubisky isn’t the only reason to watch the Bears against the Ravens on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, just the biggest reason by a mile.
Hicks is not anticipating it to be a walk-over — at least not publicly — but it’s a matchup the Bears likely will have to win to win the game.
Mark Potash makes his NFL picks for Week 6. Packers at Vikings; Bears at Ravens
At this stage of his career, McPhee has more to prove to the Bears than to the Ravens.
Gentry was a star in training camp and developed a good rapport with Trubisky.
Of the first 28 snaps of the Trubisky era, the Bears had nine negative plays.
This will be the second time that Gentry, an undrafted rookie from Wyoming, is promoted from the practice squad this season.