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The Playoffs Give Bears a Glimpse of Real Defense

Updated: April 12, 2009, 8:54 PM ET
By Carmen DeFalco

While the Bears sit home for a second straight January as spectators of the NFL playoffs, they could actually learn something. Watching the Ravens, Eagles, Chargers and even the Cardinals play defense during wild-card weekend, it was hard to ignore the precipitous fall of the Bears' defense. Maybe Love Smith and his staff can figure out how to win again with defense.

Of all 32 teams in the NFL in 2008, the Bears had the second highest percentage of the salary cap allocated to its defense. ...

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