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  1. Eight in the Box: Can't-lose players

    Kevin Seifert

    Other than the quarterback, which player could each NFC North team least afford to lose to injury? Here's a look: Chicago Bears: DE Julius Peppers. Peppers has been more responsible than any player for the rejuvenation of the Bears' defense since ...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  2. Bears defense leading the way

    Kevin Seifert

    As the nation starts hyping Monday night's game at Soldier Field, I hope no one loses sight of why the Chicago Bears are 4-1 and a 6 1/2-point favorite over the Detroit Lions. The Bears have outscored opponents 98-27 during their three-game winnin...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  3. BBAO: Quiet start for Brian Urlacher

    Kevin Seifert

    It's a tribute to the Chicago Bears' defense, and perhaps also an indication of my early senility, that middle linebacker Brian Urlacher didn't make our "By the bye" post Thursday. Urlacher was probably the most-discussed player on the Bears' roster ...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  4. Free Head Exam: Chicago Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    After the Chicago Bears' 24-13 loss to the Detroit Lions, here are three issues that merit further examination: Last week, I suggested holding off on a full-scale panic about the Bears' defense. I'm still not there yet. But a second look at Lions...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  5. MNF in Detroit: Context for Bears defense

    Kevin Seifert

    Only one NFL defense has allowed more yards than the Chicago Bears. Opponents are averaging 24.5 points and 21 first downs per game, both of which rank in the bottom third of the league. Those numbers are drawing some double-takes both around the ...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  6. Soothing fears on the Bears' defense

    Kevin Seifert

    I'll admit I was a bit groggy by the time I posted Monday night's Observation deck on the Chicago Bears' 41-13 loss to the New York Giants. My general impression of the Bears' defense was pretty neutral, especially on a night when the opponent rang u...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  7. Epicenter of Humanity: Special-teams edge

    Kevin Seifert

    We've discussed the expected chess match between the Chicago Bears' offense and the Green Bay Packers' defense. We've noted the recent success of the Bears' defense in limiting production from the Packers' offense. Come Sunday's NFC Championship Game...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  8. Bears and Hawks: Value of field position

    Kevin Seifert

    We know the Chicago Bears' defense created the third-most turnovers in the NFL (35) and held opponents to the sixth-lowest third-down conversion percentage (35) this season. We've heard plenty about Devin Hester's three touchdowns as a punt return...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  9. NFC North Pro Bowl analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Perfect sense: Julius Peppers is tied for No. 24 in the NFL with eight sacks, but he has unquestionably altered the Chicago Bears' defense. For most of the season, the Bears have had the NFL's best defense when rushing four or fewer linemen -- a dire...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  10. Bears defense stiffens after Cutler fumble

    Kevin Seifert

    DETROIT -- The Chicago Bears gave up 253 yards to the Detroit Lions here in the first half, but they chose a good point to tighten up early in the third quarter. After recovering a Jay Cutler fumble at the 9-yard line, the Lions managed only 2 yar...

    Blog | December 05, 2010
  11. NFC North Week 10 decisive moment

    Kevin Seifert

    We're going to take a bit of a different tack this week. The NFC North's most decisive moment in Week 10 was actually a four-play sequence Sunday, during which the Chicago Bears' defense held the Minnesota Vikings without a score on four plays inside...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  12. BBAO: Bears defense clicking in OTAs

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: It appears the Chicago Bears' defense is continuing to outperform their offense during organized team activities. ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson's most recent OTA report notes a rash of interceptions and broken-up ...

    Blog | June 10, 2010
  13. Podcast: Lance Briggs on mindset

    Kevin Seifert

    In an interview with ESPN 1000 , linebacker Lance Briggs predicted the Chicago Bears' defense will be characterized by "aggression" and that it will be a "pretty violent bunch." Briggs quoted new defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, whose message to ...

    Blog | June 09, 2010
  14. Focusing the Chicago Bears' defense

    Kevin Seifert

    AP Photo/Nam Y. HuhChicago defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli (orange shirt) has to improve the Bears pass rush this offseason.Reviews for the Chicago Bears' rebuilt defense were overwhelmingly positive during last weekend's veteran minicamp. Defens...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  15. More personnel changes for Bears' defense

    Kevin Seifert

    One of the news bits coming from the Chicago Bears' minicamp was a position swap in the starting secondary. For most of the weekend, Zack Bowman lined up as the left cornerback while Charles Tillman was on the right side. Many NFL teams routinely ...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  16. Bears linebackers have different responsibilities

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert We've had a fair amount of discussion around here about the Chicago Bears defense and how some of its tendencies seem to have changed over previous years. (See our second-ever "Have at it" feature for more details.)...

    Blog | October 15, 2008