Cliff Avril


The Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII with a pass rush on Peyton Manning that bordered on startling.


Winning the Super Bowl comes first. The praise follows. It happens every year.


Ranking this Seattle Seahawks defense (14.4 points per game, 274 yards per game allowed) alongside the ’85 Bears (12.3 PPG, 258 YPG), ’00 Baltimore Ravens (9.9 PPG, 237 YPG) or


General manager Phil Emery and the Bears coaching and personnel staffs will not be using the Seattle Seahawks as a template for how they want to shape the Bears’ defense.


There is something to be said about what your peers say about you. When it comes to Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, its pretty clear how highly his toughness is regarded.