If you're going to find out how good you are, you'd might as well play the best. In their house.
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.
Assigning significance or even much meaning to a first preseason game is sometimes a stretch.
Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles offense sliced the Bears apart in a 54-11 throttling in Week 16 last season.