When right tackle Gabe Carimi was selected by the Bears in the first round of the 2011 draft, one of the distinctions on his pedigree was that he had gone against four other No.
Charles Tillman has won NFC defensive player of the week and month awards. Lance Briggs is in the NFL history books along with Tillman for touchdown returns of interceptions in consecutive games.
The Bears currently have three ends and one defensive tackle with four or more sacks through eight games.
Lovie Smith has seen highlights, lowlights, dim lights, spotlights in his nine seasons as Bears coach.
NASHVILLE Julius Peppers is never given to overstatement or hyperbole.