With what the Chicago Bears had done defensively this season, it was almost as if the Bulls on Parade were going unnoticed.
That is somewhat understandable.
It simply made more editorial sense to compare these hard-hitting, interception-catching, fumble-causing, touchdown-scoring Bears with an all-time great unit like the 1985 Bears defense, than a contemporary squad that ranked only in the top five in virtually every category.
This year’s Bears (7-2) were bringing it unlike any Bears’ defense since those Super Bowl shufflers.
The Texans (8-1), on the other hand, haven’t played this well on defense, since, well, um, last year. Or better yet, last week.
Did the nonstop rain at Soldier Field bother them? Please.