Bears DE Julius Peppers will be lining up across from one of the league's top young tackles on Sunday.
The Bears were hopeful that Corey Wootton would take a big step this season, but he doesn't appear to be making much progress.
It's going to take discipline from the entire Bears defense to keep Michael Vick from going off, but the defensive ends will play a particularly important role.
A question that persists is whether any Bears defensive linemen will step up and be a source of pressure on quarterbacks each and every week.
Donald Penn is athletic for his size, but he should struggle against Julius Peppers' combination of quickness and strength.
In this week's edition of Five Questions, PFW publisher and editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush gives his take on whether Devin Hester should make the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Saints' offensive tackles will have their hands full Sunday when they try to protect QB Drew Brees from DE Julius Peppers.
Bears DE Israel Idonije makes his presence felt on the field, and away from the game he's helping improve the lives of children around the world.
This is the sixth of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's DL situation.
Vikings S Madieu Williams was named the 2010 recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.
Two of the three finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award and members of Payton's family were on hand for a ceremony honoring the finalists Friday.
Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha, Bears DE Israel Idonije and Vikings FS Madieu Williams are the three finalists for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
If the Packers' offensive line gives QB Aaron Rodgers time to scan the field and find receivers running deep routes, Green Bay could rack up big plays against the Bears on Sunday.
The Bears' defense could be in for another rough day if Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije aren't more disruptive than they were against the Jets in Week 16.
An NFL insider praises Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and head coach Lovie Smith for moving DE Julius Peppers to the weak side and the positive effect it has had on the rest of the team's defense.