Getting a second straight win for the first time since their 3-0 start was a critical step for the Bears toward remaining relevant in the NFC North.
By Paul Roumeliotis
Lovie Smith's offense never reached the top 15 in nine seasons as the Bears head coach, but his defenses were quite the opposite.
No division team won last weekend, which wouldn’t be necessarily notable except for the fact that two of NFC North teams (Green Bay, Minnesota) were playing each other.
You can pick your friends and you can pick your.....well, never mind.
But you can't always pick your wins.
The Bears went into Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, in Soldier Field, with a chance to take a major step toward the playoffs.