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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer The Chicago Bears had some question marks in their secondary when the season started. It turns out they had some answers, too.
With the defensive line applying the pressure up front and the guys in the backfield letting little get past them, the Bears lead the NFC North at 6-1.
They keep coming up with big plays. They keep getting recognized for it, too, with Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman being selected NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October.
All he did was return two interceptions for touchdowns, limit Detroit's Calvin Johnson to just three catches for 34 yards and help hold opposing quarterbacks to a league-low 61.9 passer rating while the Bears went 4-0. A month earlier, Bears cornerback Tim Jennings won the award.
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The Bears are sitting at 6-1 and Jay Cutler is playing well. There are still questions about the Bears. Can they protect Cutler? Can Cutler keep his head and play consistent all season? Can the defense continue to get turnovers and score?
If the Bears keep things going in this direction, they may play for the NFC Championship.
Here's a look at Week 9.
Last week: 1 (-2)
I’m moving the Bears out of the #1 spot barely this week because I wasn’t impressed with their near home loss to the Panthers and because the Falcons looked good against the Eagles. However, the Falcons still haven’t really played anyone that’s any good and they almost lost at home to the Raiders. The Bears’ one loss was on Thursday Night and...
I'm glad to be joined for this week's Q&A by Brett Solesky of Bloguin's fine Bears site, Midway Illustrated. Check them out for more Bears coverage, and for my answers to Brett's questions.
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Not so long ago Chicago Bears fans wanted to upgrade the secondary by either trading for Asante Samuel or Nnamdi Asomugha given they were Pro Bowl CBs who were on the move. Both players wound up with the Eagles, Samuel via trade and Asomugha signed with the Eagles as a part of the Dream Team. The guarantees of a Super Bowl titles began to roll in for the Eagles and Bears fans...
Who are the top fantasy football sleepers for NFL Week 9? GridironGrit.com’s Ryan Lester has the answers.
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When the Chicago Bears (6-1) and Tennessee Titans (3-5) meet in Nashville on Sunday this will seemingly be a battle of two teams headed in opposite directions. The Bears are currently on a five-game winning streak, where as the Titans are coming off a tough luck loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8.The last time these two teams met the Titans walked away with a 21-14 despite...
The Chicago Bears travel to Tennessee to take on the (3-5) Titans on Sunday. You may being saying to yourself that this should be another easy win for the Bears this Sunday.
Nothing is easy in this league.
The Titans have been showing signs of life over the past couple of weeks. Specifically running back Chris Johnson.
He has been the NFL's leading rusher over the past five...
In this week's Chicago Bears podcast we talked more about the Bears offense, should Mike Tice go more no-huddle with Jay Cutler? How excited was Nate Collins to get off the bench and get some quality playing time? What about Julius Peppers? We talked about this and got much more including a full preview of the Tennessee Titans from Tom Gower of TotalTitans.com.
The battle between J'Marcus Webb and Kamerion Wimbley likely isn't a make or break match up that will make or break this game for either team. To be honest if I were to sit down and write out keys to the game, this may or may not make the list and I may lean heavily to it not making the list. That being said this may be one of the most important match ups of the season...