Ugly wins count as well as pretty ones and the Bears kept a two-step NFC North lead on Green Bay with their come-from-behind win over Carolina while Minnesota also lost.
In meetings between two defense-based head coaches, Lovie Smith has taken a 2-0 lead on his former defensive coordinator. And a certain irony ran through a some critical moments Sunday.
Cornerback Tim Jennings preferred to look at the result rather than steps in the process.
A mantra of the Bears is their focus on cleaning some things up, whether assignments, procedures, techniques or whatever.