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Thursday, January 20, 2011
BBAO: The Bears' proverbial window

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Is the Chicago Bears' longtime nucleus of defensive players facing its final chance to win a Super Bowl? That's the question asked by Melissa Isaacson of ESPNChicago.com.

And here's how linebacker Lance Briggs responded.

"No, no, I'm 30, not dead."

At some point, the reality is the Bears will have to move past the era of Briggs, Brian Urlacher, Charles Tillman and Tommie Harris. Their defense is getting older, but it might be a little early to initiate last rites.

Continuing around the NFC North: