The Bears and Baltimore Ravens went into the 2013 season with the identical single biggest change to their respective defenses:
The losses of Jay Cutler and Charles Tillman, in the wake of ones to Lance Briggs, Henry Melton, Nate Collins, D.J. Williams, put the season outcome in obvious distress. Playoffs?
The Bears sent a number of signals late Saturday when they agreed on a one-year contract (at this point basically a half-year deal) with four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jay
I won't bother asking Bears fans how many times they've said to themselves after an exasperating loss in missing the playoffs five of the last six years, "The defense did its job.
The cascade of bad news washing over the Bears’ defense reached a new level with linebacker Lance Briggs out at least six weeks with a small tear in his left shoulder from the Bears’ 45-41 loss on