Bend, but don't break.
It wasn't disastrous, but the Bears first-team defense certainly bent in a 20-19 preseason victory to the Jacksonville Jaguars at Soldier Field on Thursday night.
If the Bears want to end their four-year postseason drought it's going to start and end with the play of their revamped defensive line.
Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles offense sliced the Bears apart in a 54-11 throttling in Week 16 last season.
Tight end Martellus Bennett remained on suspension as the Bears opened their preseason against the Philadelphia Eagles Friday night in Soldier Field.
The 2014 Bears have been built to win right now, especially on defense.