The Bears' defense made it into their bye week with one standout number to go with a lot of questions about the rest of their season. Any way they slice it, 14 sacks after four games speaks well about changes theyÆve made in the offseason in terms of personnel, coaching, and strategy. At this pace, the Bears would finish with 56 sacks, twice their total of last year and the most since 1987. Of course, maintaining this rate wonÆt be easy, and coach Lovie Smith would trade it right now for a few more turnovers. ôI think we've played at a 3-1 pace,ö Smith said Wednesday. ôThat's saying that we're not where we need to be, especially with takeaways. IÆm disappointed with the takeaways but pleased at how hard they've played, how they've finished games.ö The Bears are tied for 14th with si ...
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