Pro Football: Taste for Honey


The experts picked the Chicago Bears to finish no better than second in the National Football League's Western Conference. Everybody conceded them a hard-nosed defense—but offense makes pro football champions these days. The Bears just laughed. Their ferocious defense held opponents to an average ten points in 14 games, clawed the champion Green Bay Packers so mercilessly that the Packers scored one touchdown, one field goal in two tries. Bored sportswriters still called the Bears "the faceless wonders." Yet old George Halas' team won eleven games, tied two and lost only one.

Just One Slip-Up. Last week the Bears came up...

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