Brian Urlacher knows Bears defense ‘not up to our standards’

When the bear to allow 543 yards and 29 points and still win, the chorus is predictable after the game.

A''win win,''said midfielder Brian Urlacher. ''You can have all the appearances, such as. Never mind. We won.''

However, even if Urlacher can not ignore the obvious flaw in a 34-29 victory over the Carolina Panthers are on Sunday at Soldier Field. The defense may have been pretty good, but not enough.

''We know we have much work to do,''said Matt Toeaina defensive resolve.

Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton threw for 374 yards. Wide receiver Steve Smith had eight catches for 181 yards. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart combined for 169 Newton yards and two goals in 26 carry (6.5 yards per carry). Panthers were 11 plays of 20 or more.

On this day, is not fatal. But even in victory, that intelligence.

''We played well enough to win. But do not meet our standards,''said Urlacher, credited with an eight-team handle high, tied with Lance Briggs. ''We have to improve each week. We know that. We just keep working and training.''

As bad as it looks on paper, have at least can find some solace in the fact that was recorded for DJ Moore interception back 19 yards and play well when they meet.

Moore says that in the right place at the right time when he was caught by a Newton pass intended Legedu Naanee led by Briggs.

''I was the recipient of a gift, more or less,''said Moore, a 54-yard interception return touchdown loss to the Redskins last season. ''They [Briggs and Urlacher] hit him and I came to try and help, and pop the ball to me.''

Security Charles has Godfey block belongs Bears Bears 29 Panthers 24-23 lead with 14:07 to go. But Newton 3-of-10 for 24 yards as the Panthers gained 28 yards on 11 plays over the next three possessions and Olindo Mare 52-yard missed field goal.

It was not until three-yard touchdown run to give Marion Barber took the lead 34-23 with 1:23 left Newton for comfort Panthers touchdown.

''Our setup is that we play better,''Urlacher said. ''That's what our coach told us the first time: to play better and faster.''

We will''mind-set to do the things we do,''said Moore. ''In the first round, first round, you know you have anger as soon as you go''

The defense has impressed but not overwhelmed by Newton, of 27-46 for 374 yards and rushed eight times for 35 yards and two touchdowns. However, it faded in the fourth quarter.

''We're behind him,''defensive end Israel Idonije said. ''This is a combination of training and the players say, enough. "These are people with talent. While everyone is playing a little more stable than it was still able to make plays. Luckily we were good enough to fold and take the rubber when necessary.''

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