Bears defense now leads NFL in interceptions, takeaways

The Chicago Bears defense dominated during Monday night's 34-18 win over the Dallas Cowboys, forcing five Tony Romo interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns by Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs. That puts the Bears at 11 interceptions and 14 total turnovers on the season, which leads the NFL in both categories.

Major Wright recorded the first two-interception game of his career. Both of his picks came after halftime, marking the first time a Bears player has done that since Lance Briggs in 2008. Tillman's interception was the 31st of his career and sixth touchdown off an interception, both of which are franchise records. Briggs' 74-yard interception return for a touchdown was the longest of his career.

What might be the most impressive aspect of the Bears' defensive performance against the Cowboys is that four of their five interceptions came with four or fewer players rushing the passer. Chicago now has eight interceptions in that type of situation this year, tied for most in the NFL.

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