Originally posted on Pro Football Talk  |  Last updated 10/5/11

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 04: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears call defensive plays as his team takes on the Detroit Lions on October 4, 2009 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 48-24. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Special teams were the difference for the Bears on Sunday against the Panthers, with Devin Hester chipping in a 73-yard kickoff return and a 69-yard punt return to go along with Julius Peppers blocking a field goal. Special teams are often the difference for the Bears, and coach Lovie Smith says the reason for that…
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