The Pro Bowl rosters were announced Tuesday, and four Bears will have the chance to represent Chicago in Hawaii the week before the Super Bowl -- unless, of course, the Bears are one of the teams playing in the Super Bowl.
Guys who made it:
Julius Peppers -- Despite his lack of sack numbers, this is no surprise. He has been a huge addition to the Bears defense, drawing double teams and allowing the rest of the defense to shine. Even with the double teams, he still has eight sacks, 50 tackles, nine broken up passes, two interceptions and three forced fumbles. Phew.
Brian Urlacher: After missing most of last season with a wrist injury, Urlacher's resurgence is one of the reasons the Bears are the NFC North champs. He leads the Bears in tackles with 121, plus has four tackles and 10 deflected passes.
Lance Briggs: Despite missing a game and a half due to injury, Briggs is well-deserving of the honor. He has been a catalyst to the Bears defense, making 80 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks.
Devin Hester: Do we even need to say why he's in? The Ridiculous One returned to his dazzling ways on the return game. After going two seasons with a return TD, Hester has three punt return touchdowns and 961 return yards, plus the NFL return record. Do you think he'll break 1,000 before the season is up? We do, too.
Guy who didn't make it, but should have:
Corey Graham: Hester would not have gotten even one of those yards without the fantastic blocking from his buddies on special teams. No one has done it better than Graham on special teams. Alas, he was not rewarded. Don't worry, Corey. Your spot on Grizzly Detail's Pro Bowl team is safe.
Hester is going to Hawaii as a special teamer, so the Bears offense will not have a single representative. That's no surprise, as their performance has been inconsistent, and there isn't one specific star who stands out on offense.