Why is Bears defense playing better?
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:53:21 GMT


Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of questions from fans on ChicagoBears.com.

I've been really impressed with how well the Bears defense has played the last two weeks against the Ravens and Panthers. What do you think accounts for the turnaround?

Steve D.
Bannockburn, Illinois

I actually think the defense has played pretty well all season. Lopsided losses in Tampa and Green Bay had more to do with the Bears committing four turnovers in each game than how the defense performed. I will agree, though, that the unit has played even better the past two weeks in wins over the Ravens and Panthers. In terms of what accounts for the improvement, I'd say it's a combination of productive veterans such as Akiem Hicks
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