by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (9/23/14) The Bears DST scored in the first minute of Monday's win at the Jets. Safety Ryan Mundy intercepted Geno Smith's first pass, a screen intended for Chris Johnson, and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown.
Despite suffering multiple injuries on defense, Chicago went on to produce two more turnovers and register three sacks in the victory. Rookie Kyle Fuller picked off a pass in the end zone, his third interception this season, and safety Ahmad Dixon recovered a muffed punt.
The Bears DST will have a tougher time Week 4 when Green Bay visits Soldier Field.
Willie Young racks up two more sacks
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (9/15/14) Bears defensive end Willie Young is up to three sacks this season after getting two in the Week 2 win at San Francisco. The free agent acquisition added four tackles and two quarterback hurries in the 28-20 victory.
Young visits the Jets on Monday Night Football in Week 3.
Bears thrilled with Kyle Fuller
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (9/15/14) Bears rookie corner Kyle Fuller intercepted two fourth-quarter passes in the Week 2 win at San Francisco. He's an every-down player now that corner Charles Tillman (triceps) is done for the season.
"I think we all saw what Kyle did with his opportunity," defensive end Jared Allen told ESPN.com, referring to Tillman leaving the game with the injury. "We are going to expect him to play at that level going forward, obviously. But you can really say that his first test was a great one. He passed it."
Fuller, the nickel corner before Tillman's injury, tied for the team lead with seven tackles, including five solo stops.
Charles Tillman officially placed on season-ending IR
There's reason to believe in a rebound for the Bears DST following their disappointing 2013 campaign. Injuries really crushed the run defense and a weak defensive backfield made the pass defense equally problematic. But the Bears made some outstanding additions this offseason, bringing in Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston and Willie Young to punch up the pass rush. Charles Tillman re-signed following a triceps injury, Kyle Fuller was drafted to slot in at nickelback and Ryan Mundy will provide at least some depth at safety. We tend to follow the DSTs that can pick up a lot of sacks and the Bears should greatly improve on the 31 sacks they had a season ago. The departure of kick returner Devin Hester is a bummer but overall the unit has some appeal and might fall through the cracks on Draft Day. We like the Bears potential and consider them a good final-round selection, even if only to use in Weeks 1 and 3 against the Bills and Jets.