GREEN BAY — The Bears are who we thought they were.
They are exactly the same team that was throttled by the New England Patriots just two weeks ago.
After the defensive debacle of 2013, the organization committed to overhauling the unit, increasing its depth with youth through the draft while targeting the pass rush through free agency.
Every so often it’s just part of the job for an NFL safety to deliver a huge hit on an opponent running or attempting to catch a football. It’s just the deal.
The pipe dream was that the Jay Cutler-Marc Trestman marriage could evolve into something within earshot of what Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have accomplished.
The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers both won on Sunday to move to 5-2, meaning a two-game edge on the Bears with nine games to play.