The offense remains a work in progress. Therefore, the Bears will only go as far as the defense takes it, or at least that has been one popular theory this season.
Linebacker Brian Urlacher isn't buying it.
"I disagree with that," he said. "We're known as a defensive team, but our offense scored 40 points last week. I know special teams scored seven of them, but it still goes to the offense.
"I disagree with that. I think we're a good team, all-around. They've been there for us the last eight or nine weeks. They've been playing better. Once they figured out the offense, and how to run stuff, they've been playing well.
"They carried us in the Philly game. Detroit; we didn't play well. They carried us. There have been a few games here lately where we needed them and they came through for us."