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JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 07: Lance Briggs #55 of the Chicago Bears returns an interception for a touchdown during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on October 7, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Until the Chicago Bears offense finds a consistent stride, the defense has taken over games. A fiery halftime speech by head coach Lovie Smith ignited a few flames, and the Bears rolled on to score 38 second half points.
"Tell me that when I'm old, the day I retire, about all the stats I break," Tillman laughed. "It's cool, it's an honor, the Bears go back 200 years. ... All the players that come here, what they've done and to be that guy, yeah man, it's an honor."
Just like last week, his pick six was followed by a Lance Briggs interception returned for a touchdown. Three straight weeks with defensive touchdowns, back-to-back weeks with Tillman and Briggs going back-to-back. Brian Urlacher laid the hit on Gabbert when he coughed up the Briggs pick.
"I've never seen anything like it, two straight weeks, the same two guys with pick sixes," Urlacher marveled. "It's fun to be a part of it and watch these guys do it."
"It's definitely a lot of fun and the energy they bring all across the board" Wootton said. "It's great playing for a defense like this."
Tip your hat to the defense. The Bears have a 21-5 record in games in which they score defensively since 2004.