While the Chicago Bears appreciate their place atop the NFC North standings, they know they won't enjoy the view for long unless some big changes occur on offense.
The Bears (4-1) had a bye over the weekend and took over the division lead because of Minnesota's 38-26 loss to the Washington Redskins.
''It's not bad - without playing, that's not bad,'' tight end Kellen Davis said Monday. ''You can't beat that really.''
Still, Detroit (2-3) and Green Bay (3-3) both won on Sunday, keeping the Bears from getting too excited about their half-game lead over the Vikings (4-2) as they began preparations for next Monday night's game against the Lions.
''It's a tough division,'' cornerback Tim Jennings said. ''It's going to be up and down, but once November, December hits, that's when teams start to get in stride and figure out who they are, try to identify themselves and get going for the playoffs.''
The Bears play only their second divisional game of the season against the Lions.