The perfect preseason test for the Bears quickly turned into the perfect nightmare.
If you're going to find out how good you are, you'd might as well play the best. In their house.
Jared Allen isn't used to missing sacks.
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.