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You've gotta trust the defense

One lesson emerged from an unpredictable season: Don't bet against Lovie & Co.

Updated: January 13, 2011, 11:35 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- In the land where the middle linebacker is king, we defend ourselves every day.

We battle the weather, the traffic, the politicians, belief in the Cubs. It's rough out there, and we appreciate some security.

After a few years in the wilderness, the Chicago Bears' defense is back, and its time to shine is nigh, with the Bears' playoffs beginning Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. I don't believe in Santa Claus, trickle-down economics, or the demise of ...

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