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Article updated: 10/12/2013 7:12 PM

As Bears' offense grows, defense falters

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws a pass which was intercepted by Chicago Bears defensive back Zack Bowman in the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Chicago.

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New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs drags the Chicago Bears defense with him for a touchdown during Thursday's game at Soldier Field.

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Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is chased to the sidelines by the New York Giants Thursday night at Soldier Field in Chicago.

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Bears defensive end Shea McClellin pressures New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning Thursday night at Soldier Field in Chicago.

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Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs reacts as the ball is hiked to New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning Thursday night at Soldier Field in Chicago.

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Jay Cutler throws during warm-ups for the Bears' NFL football game against the New York Giants, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Chicago.

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As good as the offense has looked at times, the Bears' defense has looked old, slow, hurt and ineffective, something Marc Trestman and Phil Emery had to suspect would occur in a rebuilding year.
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    • New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws a pass which was intercepted by Chicago Bears defensive back Zack Bowman in the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Chicago.
    • New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs drags the Chicago Bears defense with him for a touchdown during Thursday’s game at Soldier Field.
    • Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is chased to the sidelines by the New York Giants Thursday night at Soldier Field in Chicago.
    • Bears defensive end Shea McClellin pressures New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning Thursday night at Soldier Field in Chicago.
    • Bears outside linebacker Lance Briggs reacts as the ball is hiked to New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning Thursday night at Soldier Field in Chicago.
    • Jay Cutler throws during warm-ups for the Bears’ NFL football game against the New York Giants, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Chicago.
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