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Defense did it again for Chicago

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An early two-touchdown deficit in Arizona seemed to make the Bears even angrier. The Cardinals never scored again and the Bears escaped the desert with a 16-14 victory."Turnovers Youth Chase Edmonds Jersey , takeaways and stopping the run," Bears coach Matt Nagy said. "... For our defense, three weeks in a row they've done some special things."The Cardinals, 0-3 for the first time since 2004, may have a new quarterback, too.Rookie Josh Rosen made his NFL debut in relief of Sam Bradford late in the game."I felt like we needed a spark," Wilks said. "We got off to an early start, 14 points, got a little stagnant there and wanted to spark the team."Wilks said he will study the tape and decide who will be the starter this week heading into next Sunday's home game against Seattle.Larry Fitzgerald sounded as if he expects Rosen to get the call."I feel bad for Sam because he works his tail off every day and, you know, he gives it his best," Fitzgerald said. "But, you have a first-round pick and I guess you're on borrowed time when you're in that position. So we've got to do everything we can to give him the confidence to go out and succeed."The Bears (2-1) had three interceptions and a fumble recovery — on four consecutive Arizona possessions in the second half."We've got some great players on this defense," Khalil Mack said. "The will to win, you see it, especially in the back end, the linebackers, up front, just everybody is gelling together. It's a brotherhood. Something special is going on."Arizona Youth Justin Pugh Jersey , which had been outscored 58-6 the first two games, took the opening kickoff and went 75 yards in 15 plays, scoring on Bradford's 35-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Seals-Jones. After a fumble by Mitchell Trubisky, Arizona scored again on a 21-yard pass from Bradford to David Johnson and it was 14-0."You've got to know in those situations you can't let the offense score any more points," Mack said. "They had momentum and we had to take it away from them."The Bears finally took the lead 16-14 on Cody Parkey's 43-yard field goal with 4:31 to play.Some things to consider from Chicago's win at Arizona.MACK'S IMPACT: Mack had two sacks, a critical forced fumble, a tackle for loss and three quarterback hits in another big game for Chicago.In his three games since coming to the Bears, Mack has six sacks, three forced fumbles, three tackles for loss, an interception and a fumble recovery."I'm thrilled," he said. "It's very gratifying to have these guys. I'm blessed to be in the position that I'm in."ROSEN'S DEBUT: Rosen was the last of the quarterbacks chosen in the first round this year to see game action and there was a standing ovation from Cardinals fans when Rosen entered the game with 4:31 to play.The rookie got the team past midfield before his pass was intercepted by Bryce Callahan. Arizona had one more chance but the game ended when Rosen was sacked by Sherrick McManis, who also had an interception."I thought he looked pretty good," Wilks said. "Inconsistent in the end. We've got to do a good job, forced protection, giving him time. But under the circumstances right there, being thrown into the game at that time, I thought he did well."TRUBISKY'S DAY: Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky had another inconsistent day.He completed 24 of 35 passes for 220 yards with one interception and no touchdown. He was sacked three times."We can improve, but I'm happy with where he's at Youth Gabe Holmes Jersey ," Nagy said. "There's going to be some growing pains as we do this and it's not going to happen overnight. We're going to continue to work together and continue to keep pushing forward until this thing clicks."WHERE'S LARRY: The Cardinals targeted Larry Fitzgerald, one of the most prolific receivers in NFL history, only twice. He caught both for a total of nine yards.Fitzgerald is in his 15th NFL season. Last year, he was second in the league and tied his franchise record with 109 catches."That's just how the cookie crumbles at times," he said.KICKER'S REDEMPTION: Parkey kicked three field goals but missed a 46-yarder. That miss was on his mind after the game."I put us in that situation (of needing the last field goal to win) by missing the first one," he said. "It is short-term memory. You go out and make the next one. "Arizona Cardinals will crumble once injuries hit according to MMQB With the NFL season less than three weeks away from starting, many NFL and media publications are giving their thoughts on the NFL and each individual team.Monday Morning Quarterback is doing just that, as they preview each team in the NFL and their Andy Benoit got to his thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals.He has a plethora of good things, but his summation is quite eye-catching, let’s hit the high notes of the article.Wilks is notorious, as much as you can be in one year as a defensive coordinator, as being aggressive and asking his defensive backs and more importantly his linebackers to be great in coverage.That begs the question, do the Cardinals have the players to do that?There is no Luke Kuechly or Thomas Davis and you wonder if they even have a Shaq Thompson.In other news, Chandler Jones is great.This is big.Of course, Nkemdiche’s injury, however serious, could give us more Pierre, who has been phenomenal.This is a common theme among nearly every pundit and media outlet.I haven’t seen a single writer who believes that Bradford is along for the entire season.Duh.I am not sure that it could be worse, in fact Youth Andre Smith Jersey , if it is I’d be incredibly disappointed by a number of things, first on the list is that of Steve Keim’s continued failure to identify talent along the offensive line.Second would be the inability of another coaching staff to coach up any talent.It’s hard to be as bad as last year, so this point seems like quite the stretch.This point is the main one, the summation of the ten prior points, some are still available for you to read on your own, and after two games, albeit preseason games, it seems apt.The talent on this roster is extremely top heavy, as in the first 20-25 players on the roster are good to great to Hall of Fame level.Yet, the final 30 or so players that will make this roster are an amalgamation of inexperienced, injury prone and just flat out not good.So, if injuries to the offensive line, linebackers and worst case, the top two non-QB skill players, it could get ugly quick.However, some of the points on Benoit’s way to his conclusion are a bit... off.