'We have to get better'

Brian Urlacher knows Bears won't match 2010's success unless defense improves

Updated: October 3, 2011, 9:31 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Julius Peppers smiled, but it was not a happy smile. Rather, it was the sort of sardonic grin that all of his defensive teammates were wearing after Sunday's 34-29 victory over the Carolina Panthers. The one that says, "Ask me one more question about how our defense is performing and I'll do to you what I should have done to Cam Newton."

Which is to say, nothing at all.

There were no "Welcome to the NFL, Cam," moments at Soldier Field, Sunday, unless perhaps someone ...

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