That was a slight improvement over the previous season. Definitely impacted by injuries to the middle linebackers and pass rushers. Fangio runs a defense that doesn't blitz much....it's imperative that the front of the defense gets a good push...because most of the time there isn't a lot of extra help coming. Though he did adjust that throughout the season and it seemed to me like there was more blitzing than in 2016. The Bears were a far better defense when Trevathan and Freeman were on the field.....especially Trevathan.