The Bears will face the Lions with only a handful of the defensive starters who lost twice to Detroit last season (Chris Conte, Tim Jennings, Stephen Paea).
The size of the core receivers in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense is well chronicled.
When Marc Trestman arrived as head coach of the Bears, he was not following a legend the way Dave Wannstedt was coming in after Mike Ditka.
Jonathan Bostic and Lance Briggs were active for the first time since the Carolina game more than a month ago.
After the defensive debacle of 2013, the organization committed to overhauling the unit, increasing its depth with youth through the draft while targeting the pass rush through free agency.