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.
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.