1. Mitchell Trubisky had completed only one pass to a wide receiver all afternoon in Baltimore before he found Kendall Wright over the middle at the Ravens' 23-yard line for 18 yards on third down. The Bears' rookie quarterback felt the pressure, kept his eyes up field and fired a perfect pass to set up Connor Barth's game-winning field goal in overtime.
2. The Bears won on the road for the first time since Dec. 2015 thanks in part to running back Jordan Howard's 53-yard run with 5:40 left in overtime. On the first play after the Ravens' offense failed to capitalize on great field position, Howard got loose down the left side to get the Bears into Baltimore territory for the eventual winning score.
3. Of course, the heroics wouldn't have been necessary if not for the Bears' blunders on special teams. After already allowing a kickoff return for a touchdown in the second half, the Bears surrendered a 77-yard punt return by Michael Campanaro for the tying score with 1:55 left in the fourth quarter.
THREE THINGS THAT WORKED
1. Committing to the run. The Bears have been criticized for not sticking with the run, but that wasn't the case Sunday even after they managed just 16 yards on 12 carries in the first quarter. OC Dowell Loggains continued to dial up run calls with Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen eventually finding running lanes between the hash marks, and later, outside the tackles.
2. Creating turnovers. Heading into Sunday, the Bears were yet to record an interception this season and hadn't forced three turnovers since Week 16 of 2015. Not only did they get a pick six from Amos, but Bryce Callahan also came up with a terrific diving interception on a tipped pass, and linebacker Danny Trevathan fell on a fumble in the first half.
3. Kyle Fuller's defense. It's a trend we've discussed before, but Fuller continued to surpass even the highest expectations anyone had for the former first-round pick coming into the season. The Ravens targeted Fuller's side of the field nearly a dozen times with minimal success. Amos gets the credit for the interception and touchdown in the box score, but it was Fuller's defense that created the big play.
THREE THINGS THAT DIDN'T
1. Committing to the run. Yes, it was encouraging to see Loggains not abandon the run after struggling early, but it also nearly cost the Bears the game in the second half regardless of the special teams' blunders. Trubisky completed only six passes on 13 attempts in regulation and didn't connect with a wide receiver until Wright brought in a third-down reception midway through the third quarter. Better teams than the Ravens will capitalize on the Bears' lack of a passing game.
2. Special team coverage. You can make the case that the Bears were just unlucky on Bobby Rainey's 96-yard kickoff return. Still, the Bears need to play through the whistle even if it appeared Rainey was down by contact. There's absolutely no excuse, however, for Jeff Rodgers' special teams allowing Campanaro to return a punt 77 yards for the tying score in the closing minutes of regulation.
3. Cohen's red zone usage. There's no larger indictment of the Bears' lack of red zone options than Loggain's play call on 3rd-and-3 at the 5-yard line early in the second quarter. Without a single wide receiver on the field, the Bears tried to clear out the left side as Cohen worked toward the back corner of the end zone. The 5-foot-6-inch back was unable to get separation and Trubisky was forced to throw the ball away and settle for a field goal.
The Bears return home for Week 7 to face the Panthers at noon Sunday. The Panthers fell to 4-2 with a Thursday night loss to the Eagles.
The two teams haven't play since Oct. 5, 2014, when the Panthers won, 31-24, in Charlotte.