SI Vault
 
Bear Attack
Peter King
September 14, 2009
When Chicago opens at Green Bay on Sunday, the matchup will showcase not only QBs Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers but also two rejuvenated defenses. While the Pack has transitioned smoothly to the 3--4 under new coordinator Dom Capers, expect the Bears' D to be more aggressive than it's been. For the first time in his five seasons as coach, Lovie Smith—who made his name as a defensive assistant with the Bucs and the Rams—is calling the plays. "We haven't played the kind of defense I thought we should," Smith says, "and I wanted to get it right." Look for Brian Urlacher (below) to raid opposing backfields more than ever, starting on Sunday. Bears 26, Packers 24.
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
September 14, 2009

Bear Attack

View CoverRead All Articles

When Chicago opens at Green Bay on Sunday, the matchup will showcase not only QBs Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers but also two rejuvenated defenses. While the Pack has transitioned smoothly to the 3--4 under new coordinator Dom Capers, expect the Bears' D to be more aggressive than it's been. For the first time in his five seasons as coach, Lovie Smith—who made his name as a defensive assistant with the Bucs and the Rams—is calling the plays. "We haven't played the kind of defense I thought we should," Smith says, "and I wanted to get it right." Look for Brian Urlacher (below) to raid opposing backfields more than ever, starting on Sunday. Bears 26, Packers 24.

1