Why not the Bears as NFL's best?

October, 23, 2012
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The entire football world is searching for, if not a historically great team, at least a team to believe in.

Why not the Chicago Bears?

OK, 13-7 over the Detroit Lions wasn't a masterpiece, but then again who in professional football today is painting any of those? With a fourth straight win, a Gladiatorial victory over Detroit, the only team in the NFL with a longer winning streak than the Bears is the undefeated but hard-to-buy Atlanta Falcons. And the Falcons don't play defense like these Bears do; nobody does. The Bears, rather defiantly, keep succeeding with a throwback style of defense the NFL has done everything to eliminate.

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Michael Wilbon is a featured columnist for ESPN.com and ESPNChicago.com. He is the longtime co-host of "Pardon the Interruption" on ESPN and appears on the "NBA Sunday Countdown" pregame show on ABC, in addition to ESPN. You can follow him on Twitter: @RealMikeWilbon

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