Colts continue to be NFL's stingiest defense in victory over Bears

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The Indianapolis Colts‘ starting linebacker and one of the best at his position in the NFL stood on the sideline in the role as a spectator with a jacket draped over his shoulders and a hat on his head for the entire second half.

A moment like that would have likely been a problem for the Colts in the past.

That’s no longer the case, though, because the Colts aren’t built around only one player. They’re built to be a complete team that can win a number of different ways.

That was the case Sunday when Indianapolis’ defense proved once again why it has been the stingiest in the NFL when it locked up the Chicago Bears 19-11 despite losing All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard to a groin injury in the first half. The victory ended a six-game road losing streak for the Colts.

Philip Rivers was inconsistent and the Colts’ offense sputtered for most of the day. AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

Some took the Colts’ success on defense so far – No. 1 scoring defense and yards per game – as a possible fluke because their previous two games were against the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings,

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