The 2010 Chicago Bears’ season went better than the early signs indicated. After a bye week that included a refocusing of the offensive attack, the Bears thrived down the stretch and made it to the Conference Championship game.
Julius Peppers and Devin Hester were both named to the 2010 All-Pro team by the Associated Press today.
The book is finally closed on the 2010 Chicago Bears season. And while it’s a disappointing end, it’s a season that few saw coming.
In a game of this magnitude, any edge, any advantage, can be the difference between a trip to the Super Bowl and one of the most devastating losses in franchise history. And Charles Tillman brings that edge for the Chicago Bears.
The Chicago Bears have a tradition of defensive excellence. It started with the “Monsters of the Midway” and continues today with players like Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher and Julius Peppers.
The Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers’ defenses rank among the best in the league in most major defensive categories. But could you argue that the Bears have the better defense?
Early this season, there were some people unhappy with Julius Peppers’ production because he wasn’t racking up sacks like they expected.
An underdog with nothing to lose, like the Seattle Seahawks were on Sunday, can be a very dangerous thing in the NFL Playoffs.
There are some fans who can never feel comfortable about their team. In Chicago, there’s good reason for this as the city has a history of it’s team’s faltering.
After the first half of the Chicago Bears-Seattle Seahawks game ended, the Bears were looking at a 21-0. It was a first half dominated by the Bears on offense and defense.
The offense was given a great deal of credit for the turnaround after the bye week. While the improved offense helped the Bears get to the playoffs, it’s the defense that led the way.
In the first meeting between the Bears and Seahawks, Mike Williams caught 10 passes for 123 yards. A performance that helped the Seahawks beat the Bears. On Sunday, the Bears will have a second chance to shut him down.
The Bears’ offense is relatively young and inexperienced, when it comes to the playoffs. On the other hand, the Bears’ defense is still full of players from the 2006 team.
To say that the Bears’ defense is never satisfied is an understatement. No matter what the outcome of the game is, the defense always feels like they could have done better, that they’re not perfect yet.
This time of year everyone wants to talk about who deserves what awards, and many debates arise. For the Bears, the MVP of the defense is simple…it’s the defense.
A staple of the Bears’ defense under Lovie Smith has been forcing turnovers. While that’s lacked over the past few games, expect the Bears to turn that around.
In two of their last three games, the Bears’ have allowed over 30 points. While some may be beginning to worry, the Bears see no need to panic.
For most of the Bears’ history, they’ve been a team that has won games with a strong defense and a reliable running game. But we’re slowly seeing the offense being able to lead the way.
Up next for the Chicago Bears is the 10-4 New York Jets, a team that entered the season with high expectations, but is still looking for an identity.
One of the biggest surprises this season has been the outstanding play of defensive lineman Matt Toeaina.