The Bears are in desperate need of help on their offensive line, and could also use some new blood on defense. Not surprisingly, that's where Chicago went in Mel Kiper and Todd McShay's newest mock drafts.
The Alabama offensive line is a potent mix of size, speed, and technique, but Manti Te'o and the Irish defense think they have what it takes to get the better of them.
The win keeps them in the thick of things in the Central Division race. Here's what else happened in the NBA on Wednesday night.
One of the key differences between the 2012 season and the first two of Brian Kelly's tenure at Notre Dame was getting to know his own players better.
The Bears cornerback is leading the NFL in interceptions, and has finally worked his way to the top of his profession.
Houston still came away with a win in Minnesota on Wednesday night, but it was not nearly as impressive as the beatdown they put on Chicago on Christmas Day.
Despite losing their first game of the season, Illinois head coach John Groce said the team played hard against Missouri.
The catcher missed the 2012 All-Star Game after he wasn't selected by Ron Washington, but claims that he's over it and it's in the past.
The Pro Bowl fan vote concluded on Dec. 17, and Bears CB Tim Jennings was selected as the top cornerback in the NFC.