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  1. Stock Watch: Really missing Ratliff

    Jeff Dickerson

    RISING 1. Jeremiah Ratliff: Ratliff might be the best player on the Chicago Bears defense. It's unfortunate he's missed five games due to injury, including Thursday's 41-28 loss to Dallas, in which Cowboys tailback DeMarco Murray rushed for more tha...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  2. 5 things we learned: Bears 21, Vikings 13

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO - Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 21-13 victory Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings: 1. Defense showed a pulse: Scorched for more than 50 points vs. New England and Green Bay, the Bears' defense arrived at Soldier Field...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  3. Stock Watch: Bears' defense answers call

    Jeff Dickerson

    RISING 1. Entire defense: There is a noticeable improvement on defense. From top to bottom, the whole group needs credit for keeping the Bears in the game against the San Francisco 49ers, despite suffering a ton of injuries to key starters. Defensi...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  4. Conte, Bears' D respectable in defeat

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Despite suffering another key injury this week when defensive end and NFC Defensive Player of the Week Shea McClelln tweaked his hamstring at practice, the Chicago Bears' defense managed to put forth a respectable effort in Sunday's 21-19 ...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  5. Road to Bourbonnais: How good can D be?

    Jeff Dickerson

    As long as the Chicago Bears' veteran defensive core stays healthy, this figures to be an above-average unit, even after the departure of head coach Lovie Smith and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. But to ask the Bears' defense to duplicate w...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  6. Bears eye free-agent market: Linebackers

    Jeff Dickerson

    ESPNChicago is examining potential unrestricted free agents at various positions of need for the Chicago Bears. It's hard to remember the last time linebacker wasn't considered a strength of the Bears' defense. With all the player movement in the...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  7. Bears' defense submits to Kaepernick

    Jeff Dickerson

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Cornerback Tim Jennings used one word to describe the Bears' defensive performance in their 32-7 lopsided loss to the San Francisco 49ers: Embarrassing. "Man, (it was) embarrassing," Jennings said. "On Monday Night Football, we l...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  8. Bears' big assignment? Stop Frank Gore

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Stopping Frank Gore and the San Francisco 49ers running attack Monday night is the No. 1 priority for a Chicago Bears defense that has surrendered 100-yard rushing performances in each of the last two games to Tennessee's Chris J...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  9. Bears gearing up to stop Chris Johnson

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Opponents have enjoyed little success in the run game when facing the Bears' defense. Entering Week 9, the Bears own the league's No. 2 rushing defense (77.9) and have not allowed a single back to run for more than the 81 yard...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  10. Five Things We Learned: Bears-Panthers

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 23-22 victory over the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field on Sunday: 1. Never count out the defense: Let's face it, the Bears defense did not look sharp at times. Whether it was ...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  11. Bears better at defending deep this year

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Far too often last year the Chicago Bears defense got burned in deep coverage. Over the course of the 2011 regular season, the Bears gave up 20 pass plays of 30-plus yards and nine pass plays of 40-plus yards, including a pa...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  12. High-scoring defense also record-setting

    Jeff Dickerson

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The best way to describe the Chicago Bears' effort on defense this season is record-breaking. For the third straight week, the Bears' defense rescued its sluggish offense. Cornerback Charles Tillman and linebacker Lance Bri...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  13. Five Things We Learned: Bears-Cowboys

    Jeff Dickerson

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Here are Five Things We Learned following the Chicago Bears' 34-18 rout of the Dallas Cowboys: 1. Opponents better not fall behind: Good luck trying to overcome a second half deficit against this veteran Bears' defense. The Be...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  14. Bears focus on containing mobile Romo

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Tony Romo's lifetime numbers in two career starts against the Chicago Bears (703 yards, three touchdowns, three interceptions, 65.1 percent completion percentage) are a bit misleading. That's because the Bears' defense essen...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  15. Five Things We Learned: Bears-Rams

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Here are five things we learned following the Bears' 23-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams: 1. The demise of the Bears defense has been greatly exaggerated: I was wrong when I said after Week 1 that perhaps the Bears offense would be th...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  16. Bears-Colts: Five Things We Learned

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Here are five things we learned in the Chicago Bears' 41-21 Week 1 win over the Indianapolis Colts: 1. Second-class citizens no more on offense: It's not as if the Bears' defense played poorly in the regular season opener, but the sto...

    Blog | September 09, 2012