BBAO: Bears pull off a big victory

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Wow. As you read in the ESPNChicago.com Rapid Reaction, the Chicago Bears pulled off a victory Monday night over the Philadelphia Eagles. The Bears are now 5-3 and winners of three consecutive games as they head into a rematch against the Detroit Lions.

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs called the upcoming showdown "a big-time, big-time, big-time game," according to Michael Wilbon of ESPNChicago.com, and the Bears are riding high after one again demonstrating they match up well against Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.

Vick is now 0-5 in his career against the Bears, and linebacker Brian Urlacher said: "Look, Mike Vick's going to make plays. … He always has and always will. But we can run, all of us, every level of the defense. They're a team that can run but we match up with them very well."

Halfway through the season in the NFC North, we have three teams in playoff push. The Green Bay Packers are 8-0. The Lions are 6-2, and now the Bears are 5-3. Let's get it.

Continuing around the NFC North: