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.
NASHVILLE Bears special teams players are holding each other down and fighting among themselves.
Exactly the kinds of things their coaches want.
A blocked punt and accompanying score is a good way to start any game. The Bears did that with Sherrick McManis block and Corey Woottons score off that and never let the Titans into the game.
The Tennessee Titans were taken out of any game plan or rhythm by the takeaway tsunami that swept over them, usually wearing a Chicago No. 33.