Putting pressure on quarterbacks is considered the key to the Bears' defense, and DE Julius Peppers' performance this season earned him the top spot on the MVP Meter.
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 17 contests each of the last five seasons.
Jay Cutler said he expected to be "full-go" on Sunday against the Packers, but there's speculation that head coach Lovie Smith will pull Cutler and some other key contributors with a good chunk of time still left to play ...
QB Jay Cutler said Wednesday that he doesn't expect to get any rest against the Packers on Sunday.
RB Matt Forté returns to the Meter this week after rushing for more than 100 yards against one of the league's toughest run defenses.
There were a few players worth considering on a day when the Bears scored more than 30 points for the third time this season, but Jay Cutler gets the nod as the team's offensive player of the week.
Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes, Matt Forté ran for 113 yards and the Bears beat the playoff-bound Jets 38-34 on Sunday.
The 1-2 punch of LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene and a stout offensive line with plenty of size could be a tough matchup for for the Bears' run defense on Sunday.
Owners should consider options other than Jay Cutler and Matt Forté this week.
Jay Cutler and offensive coordinator Mike Martz said Wednesday that they don't plan to steer completely clear of Jets CB Darrelle Revis on Sunday.
Here's what Lovie Smith, Mike Martz and Greg Olsen are saying in advance of the Bears' Week 16 game against the Jets.
MLB Brian Urlacher trails only one of his teammates in the race for MVP.
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.
There are a couple significant variables that add intrigue to this game, but neither is powerful enough to swing it in the Vikings' favor.
Here's a sampling of what Bears players are saying in advance of their Monday-night game against the Vikings.