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Tales from the Tape: Defense

Chicago's defense had plenty of ups and downs during the team's 24-21 Week 1 victory over the Bengals. We break down the 10 most significant plays from the season opener.

In the regular season opener, the Chicago Bears gave up 245 yards to the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half. It wasn't a strong showing, although two Charles Tillman interceptions kept the team within four points at halftime. Yet the defense clamped down in the second half, giving up just 95 totals yards in the final two quarters. It was an up-and-down performance in coordinator Mel Tucker's...

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