Bears vs. Cowboys: Chicago Proves They Have the Best Pass Defense in NFL

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IOctober 2, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01:  Major Wright #21 of the Chicago Bears reacts after he intercepted a pass in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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In their 34-18 decimation of the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, the Monsters of the Midway showed they have evolved into the Monsters of the Airways. 

Chicago's suffocating pass defense made Tony Romo and the Cowboys offense look completely lost on Monday. They harassed Romo into five interceptions, which pushes their season total to league-leading 11. 

Romo has not suffered a five-interception outing since his first full season as a starter. In case you missed it and are in disbelief, here are all five. 

The Bears did this with solid secondary play and a great pass rush. While they only picked up one sack in this game, they put constant pressure on Romo and never allowed him to get comfortable in the pocket.  

That is not out of the ordinary for the Bears. This team can rush the passer. They led the league with 14 sacks heading into this week, and they were second in the league in sack percentage.

This team is built to disrupt passing offenses on all levels. They now have interceptions from six defensive players and eight different players have at least a half of a sack.

Of those sacks, all but three have come from from the defensive line, and those line sacks have come from six different players. This showcases the tremendous depth and talent of the Bears' defensive line. 

That kind of team effort makes it impossible for opponents to game plan around certain players. There is no safe quarter for offenses to turn to when trying to pass on this team.

They can leave extra guys in to help protect the quarterback, but then who is going to get open? Opponents can try to spread the field to create favorable matchups, but then who is going to protect the quarterback?

It is a riddle with no answer, and the Bears will benefit all season because of it.