Sports update: Bears defense hits South Beach

November 19, 2010

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Defensive end Henry Melton (69) celebrates after sacking Miami Dolphins quarterback Tyler Thigpen.

The Bears defense certainly took their talents to South Beach last night. The team’s 16-0 shut-out over the Miami Dolphins puts the Monsters of the Midway on top of the NFC North, at least for the next few days.

The circus has hit town which means the Blackhawks and Bulls have hit the road, where both teams have a lot to prove.

Meanwhile a different set of acts are unfolding at the "Friendly Confines" on Chicago's North Side: Northwestern takes on the Illini in the AllState Wrigleyville Classic on Saturday; the first time there's been gridiron action on that field in four decades.

And the Ricketts family is talking up a "now you get it, now you don’t deal," that would net them $200 million in state bonds to renovate the ball park. 

Eight Forty-Eight spoke to regular Sports Contributor Cheryl Raye-Stout for the breakdown.