Chicago Bears beginning to show they'll do 'whatever it takes to win' In addition to their battering run game, Bears' Trubisky took 'big jump' Sunday By ARTHUR ARKUSHOct. 18, 2017 LAKE FOREST – Their first road win since Dec. 2015 wasn’t the only unfamiliar feeling for the Bears on Sunday.LAKE FOREST – Their first road win since Dec. 2015 wasn’t the only unfamiliar feeling for the Bears on Sunday. The recipe Chicago used to pound the Ravens into submission — a rushing attack yielding 54 carries for 231 yards — was the most voluminous and unrelenting attack that offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains has overseen in the NFL and Mitch Trubisky has seen in the backfield since at least high school, if ever. Heck, it was the second-most carries John Fox-led offenses, infamous in their conservatism, have called in his 15-plus seasons as an NFL head coach.“I think it's a little bit like a championship boxing match,” said Fox. “Body blows aren't real sexy, but they take their toll in the later rounds. It's a way to win. Maybe not as flashy, as exciting as knockouts and those kinds of things, but it works.” Loggains’ willingness to stick with Jordan Howard and the ground game has been questioned over the offensive coordinator’s past year-plus as the Bears’ play-caller. It can be challenging, he said, for someone who likes to sling it around the yard to stay run-committed. But he echoed Fox’s sentiment on it being the means to an end — of a road losing streak and perhaps the start of something greater. “You guys know me. I like to throw the football. I’m a quarterback guy. But it’s the understanding of whatever it takes to win, and it all goes to the guys up front. … When you average 4.5 yards a carry, you can do that.” The O-line, a defense that shut out the Ravens' offense and a violent (Jordan Howard) and versatile (Tarik Cohen) backfield may have stole the show in fans’ eyes. But it only took one of Trubisky’s 16 pass attempts, in Loggains’, to continue validating the future of the franchise’s draft status.“I was really impressed by Mitchell Trubisky,” he said. “I thought he made a big jump from Minnesota to this one. Baltimore spent almost the entire afternoon in a two-deep safety ‘D,’ a scheme the Ravens had played one snap of in their previous five games, Loggains said. “That’s the part no one talks about or no one really knows outside of our building, but I thought he did a really good job managing the game and playing like he had to,” Loggains said. When it was time to be aggressive, Trubisky shined brightest. The best of his first 20 completions in the NFL came when it was most needed: clock draining in overtime. Third-and-11 in Baltimore territory, a first down from Connor Barth’s range.“Dowell was telling me on the headset we’re not necessarily in field goal position,” Trubisky said, “so he’s like, ‘be aggressive here.’ We need to get a field goal, so I was trying to put my team in that position. Moving in the pocket, trying to keep my eyes downfield. … So I was just stepping up trying to make a play, and those kind of things just come natural. Trubisky calls his improvisation and 18-yard leaping strike natural. Ryan Pace in April called it a “funny body throw.” Sunday it was a game-clincher for the Bears. "To be able to throw that ball with both hands in the air and changing your arm angle – that’s why you draft a kid second [overall]. Because of things like that,” Loggains said.When Carolina’s superb defensive front arrives at Soldier Field on Sunday, the Bears’ game plan figures to change. Carolina is interception-less in its past 182 defensed attempts. And the Bears say they’re gaining the experience to win in multiple ways. “[Trubisky] also is very aware in his little time in the NFL that there are going to be games – maybe this week, maybe next week, maybe a month from now – that we are going to open it up and throw 45 times. Whatever it takes to win the game,” Loggains said.