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Bears need offense to help defense

With one of the best defenses in the NFL, the Bears just need to find a way to score 21 points a game, writes John Clayton.

Updated: August 3, 2006, 5:03 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Lovie Smith's address to the Chicago Bears at the start of training camp was simple. He wanted the league's top defense to find a way to recover more of the fumbles it causes (the Bears recovered only 10 of 26 caused fumbles last season). He wanted better offensive production on third down. And finally he wanted to find a way for the offense to score 21 points a game.

"In the playoff game against Carolina, we scored 21 points," Smith said. "With our defense, that's a good ...

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