Julius Peppers may have earned his money, but it didn't make much of a difference in the loss to New England.
After going back-to-back games without an interception, Bears QB Jay Cutler was picked off twice against the Patriots and is well behind Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher in the race to become the team's MVP.
Devin Hester's 61-yard kickoff return was one of the few bright spots for the Bears in Week 14.
For the Bears' cover-2 defense to be effective against the Patriots, Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije need to get into the backfield and disrupt QB Tom Brady's rhythm.
His final stats weren't all that impressive — four tackles, one sack — but Julius Peppers did his job well on Sunday.
Jay Cutler has been more efficient of late, firming up his standing on the Bears' MVP Meter.
PFW caught up with Bears play-by-play announcer Jeff Joniak earlier this week to get his take on several topics, including who stands out as the MVP of Chicago's defense.
The NFL announced their offensive and defensive players and rookies of the month for November on Thursday.
Aside from the play where Julius Peppers beat Jeff Backus and sacked QB Matthew Stafford, separating his right shoulder, Backus did a pretty good job in pass protection against Peppers in Week One.
Bears DE Julius Peppers had been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month.
Julius Peppers showcased his versatile skills against the Eagles and kept himself in the running for Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Julius Peppers and Brian Urlacher are battling for the top spot on the MVP Meter, and Jay Cutler could be making a late-season surge.
Jay Cutler's four-touchdown performance against the Eagles earned him Offensive Player of the Week honors in Week 12.
For this week's NFList, we polled the PFW staff to determine who were the best free-agent acquisitions of 2010. Topping the list is Bears DE Julius Peppers, the highest-priced signee of all.
This week, Hub Arkush tells us where he thinks Brian Urlacher fits on the list of the franchise's best linebackers and says the Bears need to make a strong effort to re-sign C Olin Kreutz after the season.