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  1. Bears lament loss of Lance Briggs

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Willie Young recalls officials flagging him for offside a couple weeks ago, keeping the Chicago Bears' defense on the field a little longer than necessary. When Young returned to the huddle, linebacker Lance Briggs "gave me a ...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  2. Bears prepared for Rob Gronkowski but couldn't stop Patriots' TE

    Michael C. Wright

    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Defensive end Jared Allen maintained positivity but spoke truth after the Chicago Bears' defense played punching bag to a New England Patriots attack that constantly wobbled the visitors with haymakers Sunday on the way to a 51-23 k...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  3. Someone from Bears' defense had to go

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears announced on Sunday they won't be bringing back defensive line coach Mike Phair and linebackers coach Tim Tibesar for 2014. Given all the scrutiny surrounding a defense that suffered a historic collapse in surrendering the most poin...

    Blog | January 12, 2014
  4. Bears defense finally bails out offense

    Michael C. Wright

    CLEVELAND -- Naturally, nobody on the Chicago Bears defense walked away from Sunday's 38-31 win over the Cleveland Browns totally satisfied with the way they performed. But for once, they weren't answering questions about the defense giving away g...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  5. Bears' defense continues to struggle

    Michael C. Wright

    LANDOVER, Md. -- The Chicago Bears lost cornerback Charles Tillman and linebacker Lance Briggs to injuries Sunday during a 45-41 loss to the Washington Redskins. They'll likely be back soon. But the same couldn't be said with confidence about C...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  6. Bears' defense is shaky in victory

    Michael C. Wright

    . CHICAGO -- In the past, clinging to a six-point lead with 5:21 left and the opposing team taking possession at its own 11-yard line, it would have seemed almost certain the Chicago Bears would hold on to win. Yet that wasn't the feeling Thursda...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  7. Bears' defense stops Dalton when it counts

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Defensive tackle Henry Melton admitted to feeling frustrated Sunday about how Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton seemed to tee off on Chicago's defense, but he knew patience would eventually pay dividends. Dalton torched the Bears for 1...

    Blog | September 08, 2013
  8. Peterson gouges Bears' defense again

    Michael C. Wright

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Throughout a deflated locker room in the moments after the Chicago Bears' 21-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, the overriding sentiment among the players interestingly seemed to be the defense defended Adrian Peterson well. ...

    Blog | December 09, 2012
  9. Rare letdown by Bears defense costly

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Having bailed out the offense countless times this season, members of Chicago's defense stood flabbergasted in a quiet locker room, reeling from feelings of helplessness after failing twice Sunday to come up with key stops with the game on...

    Blog | December 02, 2012
  10. Bears' defense lives up to 'special' goal

    Michael C. Wright

    NASHVILLE -- Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli convenes the team at meetings often to deliver the same message ad nauseam. "Hey," he'll say. "Let's be special." Apparently Marinelli's message resonated loudly, judging from the ...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Bears 23, Panthers 22

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears' defense bailed out Jay Cutler and the offense, who had a horrid showing Sunday. Tim Jennings' 25-yard interception return touchdown with 6:44 left and Robbie Gould's 41-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Bears to...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  12. Rivera: Bears' D might be better than '06

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera believes the 2012 version of the Chicago Bears' defense might be better than the one he coached in 2006 as the team' s defensive coordinator. In reviewing tape for Carolina's upcoming matchup...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  13. Urlacher: Bears' defense can be better

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Fresh off one of his most impactful performances of the 2012 season, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher says there's still room to grow for the club's defense as it prepares for Sunday's matchup against the Carolina Panthers...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  14. Bears' defense improving with age

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Seemingly every year when Chicago's defense performs at a high level, the players find themselves dismissing the notion they're getting older. So it wasn't a surprise Thursday to see linebackers Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  15. Third quarter: Lions 21, Bears 10

    Michael C. Wright

    DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions regained the lead in explosive fashion with a pair of touchdowns, including an 88-yard run by Jahvid Best through the teeth of the Chicago Bears' defense to give the home team a decisive 21-10 lead. Best's 88-yard bur...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  16. Rapid Reaction: Lions 24, Bears 13

    Michael C. Wright

    DETROIT -- Quarterback Jay Cutler wasted perhaps his best performance of the season Monday night, when the once-vaunted Chicago Bears defense proved porous against an explosive Detroit Lions offense in a 24-13 loss at Ford Field. Cutler passed for...

    Blog | October 10, 2011