Julius Peppers


From Comcast SportsNetCHICAGO (AP) -- The Bears hired Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman on Wednesday to replace the fired Lovie Smith, hoping he can get the most out of quarterback Jay Cutler


DETROIT (AP) Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears held on late against turnover-prone Detroit.

Then, the waiting began.


One day after being named to his eighth career Pro Bowl, defensive end Julius Peppers earned NFC defensive player of the week honors for his work in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.


CHICAGO (9-6) At DETROIT (4-11)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Bears by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chicago 7-8; Detroit 5-10

SERIES RECORD - Bears lead 95-65-5


Call it a triumph for persistence, second effort or whatever.