The Chicago Bears are proving to be exceptionally dangerous on defense, not that coach Lovie Smith is ready to dub this the best unit he's ever coached.
Not yet anyway.
Charles Tillman forced four fumbles, and Brian Urlacher became the latest defender to return an interception for a touchdown as the Chicago Bears scored their most points since 1980 in blowing out the Tennessee Titans 51-20 Sunday.
Smith said it's a little early to decide just how good these Bears are.
''We like where we are right now,'' Smith said. ''I know this defense is doing some things that no other defense has done that I've been a part of. You know scoring touchdowns, the amount of takeaways we've been able to get. That is special what we have going at the halfway point.''
The Bears (7-1) reached the midpoint having won six straight, and Tillman, the NFC defensive player for October, made sure they avoided a sluggish start by stripping the ball from Titans receiver Kenny Britt on Tennessee's first offens...