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Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije
On Julius Peppers' play today: The guy's incredible. That's just one guy taking over that's out on the field. Tip the ball, dive. The quarterback goes to knock it down and he catches it. The only thing left for him to do is to jump up and run it in the end zone. The guy is outstanding. He's going to make his presence felt in the game. No matter what, he's going to do that.
On expectations: My focus hasn't changed. I'm not blinking. I know that whole situation that went down just opens your eyes to what kind of business this is. It's very finite. It's all about production. Every game I've been working so for me nothing has changed. I just tell myself continue to work, continue to read my keys. I've just got to read my keys a little quicker. The last few weeks I've been focusing on reading my keys a little quicker and it has paid off. There's still a lot of work to do to get better. We're going to get back to work Wednesday. We've got a big game coming up this week.
On the last personal performance as successful as today: College. It feels good. This is what I expect of myself. This is my 8th year and I've been saying it my whole career. I've been looking for an opportunity to get locked in to one position, not play special teams and really develop. For them to say, well alright here's your opportunity. The ball is my court, what are you going to do with it to produce and be able to make plays, I'm happy about that but I know I've got a lot of work to do.
Bears running back Matt Forte
On his touchdowns: Great opportunities. The first one was a fake. They bit on the fake and were wide open. Johnny (Knox) had a great block on the DB in the endzone which allowed him to get into the endzone. That was easy. The second one we ran an outside zone play, I got the ball, read the blocks. Everybody was on a man. Make the safety miss the blocks and get a long run.
On the locker room this week compared to last week: It feels good. Everyone was kind of down after that game. To come out and run the ball like we did it feels good.
Bears safety Chris Harris
On the defensive effort: It felt good. We came out defensively and I thought we played pretty good. That first drive we didn't quite like but after that we settled down.
On Julius Peppers' interception: I saw the end of it. I saw him catching it and that was pretty sweet.
On playing vs. a rookie quarterback: We just try to get turnovers going against a rookie quarterback. They haven't seen everything so you're trying to throw them off, disguise, do some different things back there in the back end to give them a different look and actually have to make them think.
Bears defensive end Julius Peppers
On adrenaline rush stronger in Carolina: It did. I found myself being a little bit more winded earlier with all the energy. I guess it was nervous energy at the beginning of the game. After I played a couple snaps, I settled down.
On the crowd reaction in Carolina: I loved it. I am over here now. See my shirt. I'm not for the home team so that is what I expected. I think when I first came out I heard cheers but I didn't expect to hear cheers the whole game.
On missing Carolina: Yeah, its home. Come on its home. I was here for thirty years so of course I missed it a little bit. As far as the football part of it, I don't really miss anything. I'm happy where I'm at now.
On rating this victory out of his entire career: This is near the top because I have never been in this situation before. It's not like I went off to college and then came back and played against UNC or the home team. It's not like I got drafted by another team and was able to play them before. This was a first time experience and it was special. It felt better to get the win.