Posted: Tuesday October 2, 2012 4:11 PM

AP Pro32 comments about Bears

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NEW YORK (AP) - Comments on the Chicago Bears by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):

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CHICAGO BEARS (9)

Chris Berman (ESPN, 8) - Up to opportunistic defensive form they had in Super Bowl year.

Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 4) - The Bears, not the Cowboys, were the more talented team on the field Monday night.

Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 7) - Comment currently unavailable

Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 15) - Beat down of the Cowboys on Monday night was impressive although I could do without Cutler disrespecting O.C. Mike Tice on the sidelines.

Bob Glauber (Newsday, 7) - Last time the Bears played in prime time, Jay Cutler melted down and bumped a teammate. This time, he watched as Tony Romo imploded under a fierce assault from Chicago's defense.

Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 6) - The Bears lead the NFL with 14 takeaways.

Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 12) - So now we know what happens when the Bears protect Jay Cutler, and consider it a wake-up call for the rest of the NFC.

Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 8) - This ballhawking defense can keep Chicago in the NFC North chase all season.

Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 14) - The defense is outstanding, Urlacher has enough left to lead them and as long as Cutler throws the short game they can win.

John Lynch (Fox Sports, 7) - This defense that many thought had seen its best days, says 'NOT SO FAST!' just ask Tony Romo.

Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 6) - The offense is still experiencing growing pains but the defense proved in championship form during Monday night's 34-18 road thumping of Dallas.

Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 9) - The Bears finally have a really impressive win; now they need to string a few together.

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