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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Why not the Bears as NFL's best?

By Michael Wilbon

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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