Charles Tillman was named the NFL defensive player of the month for October, as the league recognized the Bears cornerback's outstanding performance to help his team to a 4-0 record in the mon
The defense has been the answer for Bears problems in 2012.
Ugly wins count as well as pretty ones and the Bears kept a two-step NFC North lead on Green Bay with their come-from-behind win over Carolina while Minnesota also lost.
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.
Steve Smith likes playing against the Bears. One reason is that he doesn't think much of their defensive backs.