Home Sports Miraculous overtime victories. A rumbling interception return. A look back at the 2001 Chicago Bears, an exciting — and unexpected — 13-3 team filled with characters, tough guys and special moments.

Miraculous overtime victories. A rumbling interception return. A look back at the 2001 Chicago Bears, an exciting — and unexpected — 13-3 team filled with characters, tough guys and special moments.

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“He was a big, physical back who was running behind a pretty good offensive line,” coordinator John Shoop said. “Our run game was pretty sophisticated, and Jim and Shane rarely made a bad run check, finding the right looks. ‘A-Train’ is one of those guys because he’s big, he’s strong. Dick used to always say to me, ‘We’ve got to build this team that all of a sudden, when it’s zero degrees here in Chicago, we’re still big and strong.’ Those are things that don’t matter with the weather conditions, if a guy tweaks his ankle, he’s still big and strong.

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