Bears Coach Matt Nagy Talks Home Opener Win

Nagy gets first win, receives game ball as Bears beat Seahawks, 24-17

Josh Liss
September 18, 2018 - 8:03 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Khalil Mack had one of six sacks against Russell Wilson, Prince Amukamara returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown and the Chicago Bears beat the Seattle Seahawks, 24-17, on Monday night to give coach Matt Nagy his first career victory.

The Chicago Bears strike first in their tussle with the Seattle Seahawks. It was a win for the Bears at the Soldier Field opener, the home side scored on its first possession. ​​The Seahawks (0-2) lost for just the second time in nine Monday night games under coach Pete Carroll.

WBBM Newsradio's Josh Liss chatted with Bears coach Matt Nagy following a Monday night win.

WBBM: How does it feel for you and your troops to pull of win number one?

"Oh it feels awesome. It's great and it's just so great for the city and for our fans and it was electrifying last night. They were certainly the 12th man and got our defense going. Man, it was fun to be apart of that and now we just have to keep the same thing going," said  Bears coach Matt Nagy.

Six sacks and a pick six is one thing, but the defense is doing a whole lot more to put itself in a position to make those big plays. What is working so well with the D, how much better can that unit actually get?

"Well they are playing well right now and they are playing fast. And that's what you like," Nagy said. 

Chicago's Mitchell Trubisky was 25 of 34 for 200 yards. The No. 2 overall pick in last year's draft, Trubisky threw touchdown passes to Trey Burton on Chicago's first possession and rookie Anthony Miller early in the fourth quarter. But he was also intercepted two times by Shaquill Griffin.

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WBBM: Mitch Trubisky has a lot on his plate, trying to execute your offense, lots of moving parts, or maybe you describe it in another way. But after two more touchdown passes, two more interceptions, how are you judging last night's showing for Mitch?

"Well it was better and we are just trying to take these building blocks each game. We are trying to work on this next-play mentality and hey there are going to be times where the defense makes a good play and there were a couple series there were we threw interceptions, but that is just part of the game...there will be a time this year where the offense gets going and we are helping out the defense and just right now, at this part of the season, that's where we are at," Nagy said. 

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