The Bears held Panthers rookie Christian McCaffrey to only 10 yards on seven carries in Sunday’s win.
When the defensive end Akiem Hicks sacked Cam Newton in the third quarter Sunday, he celebrated by impersonating Willie Young’s fishing-pole dance.
The Bears needed only a half-yard, but John Fox preferred the field goal.
Three quick observations from the Bears’ 17-3 victory Sunday.
Asked what he learned about Trubisky against the Panthers, Fox said he “managed the game pretty well.” In other words, Trubisky has more prove.
In victories against the Ravens and Panthers, the Bears’ defense has scored more points (21) than it has allowed (12).
One year ago to the day, Eddie Jackson was being carted off the field with a broken leg, ending his senior season at Alabama.
The Bears matched their victory total from last season.
Inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski hurt his pec in Week 2.
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.
The Panthers will play without an inside linebacker Sunday, but the Bears might not.
While we wonder if Fox holds Panthers interim GM Marty Hurney’s former job against him — he was a sportswriter — here are 10 more Bears questions:
‘‘ ‘Pretty Boy Assassin’ — that’s what we call him,’’ outside linebacker Pernell McPhee said of quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
Adam L. Jahns’ ‘‘Inside the Huddle’’ column appears in game-day editions of the Chicago Sun-Times.