Every coach and player finds that the spotlight burns brighter in the playoffs, but these five Bears are among those who will be monitored closer than others against the Seahawks.
Head coach Lovie Smith acknowledged this week that his defense has to do a better job of covering WR Mike Williams this time around.
RB Matt Forté and CB Charles Tillman made big plays for Chicago in a 10-3 loss to Green Bay.
This week, Hub says the Pro Bowl voters snubbed Brian Urlacher by not making him a starter and that special-teams coordinator Dave Toub deserves a chance to be a head coach.
Whether the Bears play all of their starters for the whole game or not, the Packers have the weapons at receiver to expose some of the soft spots in Chicago's pass coverage.
Jay Cutler's three touchdowns and Devin Hester's punt return for a TD helped the Bears clinch the NFC North with a win over the Vikings.
Here's a sampling of what Bears players are saying in advance of their Monday-night game against the Vikings.
Some Bears players expressed serious concerns about playing on a frozen surface at TCF Bank Stadium on Monday night.
Chicago's defense, which was ranked third in the league heading into the game, was gashed for 33 points before halftime by New England.
It would seem that the Bears are better equipped to defend the Eagles' passing attack than some other teams because of their cover-2 zone base and speed on defense.
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week Eight contests each of the last five seasons.
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week Five contests each of the last five seasons.
The Bears' defensive backs will face the talented receiving trio of Mario Manningham, Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith.
QB Jay Cutler and CBs D.J. Moore and Charles Tillman made big plays for the Bears in their Week Two win over the Cowboys.
One the Bears’ more noteworthy defensive developments so far this offseason has been the position switches involving starting CBs Zack Bowman and Charles Tillman.