25 at Green Bay
1 at Minnesota
* in London
COACH: LOVIE SMITH
EIGHTH SEASON WITH THE BEARS (63--49)
A strong and soft-spoken Texan, Smith took his share of criticism in the last four seasons before guiding the Bears to the NFC title game. "He's perfect for us," says linebacker Brian Urlacher. "He knows what buttons to push, and when." Though Smith leaves the offense to coordinator Mike Martz, he isn't afraid to stick his head into Martz's office and tell him what he wants done. Solidly entrenched.