While Chicago Bears defensive players have been called "thugs" by Detroit Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr., they aren't quite sure if they meet that description based on their own failures on the field.

The Bears defense is going through a rough early season despite causing a league-high 14 turnovers. They have been burned through the air and on the ground the past two weeks.

Trying to find a way to stop the free fall won't be easy considering they face an explosive New Orleans Saints team Sunday at Soldier Field.