NASHVILLE Members of the Bears defense are approaching a rarified place. Beyond planning for takeaways. Beyond even expecting them.
The Panthers, who average 336 yards per game, had put 306 yards and 16 points on the Bears with 6 minutes still to play in the third quarter.
Alabama coaching legend Paul Bear Bryant long preached that Luck follows speed. Along with that was the insight that The harder I work, the luckier I get.
All the usual right things were said after Monday nights game, that Ndamukong Suhs sack that left Jay Cutler with bruised ribs was clean and part of the game.
The defense allowed the Lions 91 total yards and zero points in the first half, of some significance given Detroits average of 25.2 points and nearly 420 yards per game.