Bears' D has plenty of holes
The Bears point to an inordinate number of injuries that decimated the roster, and playing home games two hours south of Chicago while Soldier Field was being renovated as the main causes for their slump. But it could be that the 2001 playoff season was the aberration.
If the Bears are going to get back to the playoffs, they'll have to get consistent play out of new starting quarterback Kordell Stewart, fix the problems along their offensive line, and return their defense to a spot among the league's best.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Bengals extend Lewis' contract through '15
- Lions retain Pettigrew with 4-year contract
- Sources: Ravens keep LB Smith for $16.1M
- Titans, Woodyard agree to multiyear contract
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- Antigua Men's Chicago Bears Navy Tone Polo