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Every dominant defense has earned themselves a nickname. Now it’s time to brand these new Chicago Bears defenders.

In the first two weeks of the season, these Chicago Bears defenders have simply wreaked havoc on national television. Some of the numbers recorded thus far: a league leading 10 sacks; 5 forced fumbles; and a pair of pick sixes. Life is going well for this seemingly rejuvenated defense.

So much so, that like other dominant defenses throughout history, I propose it’s time to consider a new nickname for this squad.

Seattle had it’s Legion of Boom. Denver had/has their Orange Crush. Vic Fangio once coached the Dome Patrol of New Orleans. The Doomsday Defense of the Dallas Cowboys still lives on in the memories of fans across several generations. And, of course, there was the Steel Curtain in Pittsburgh.

There will always be the Monsters of the Midway. Yet, one could suggest that as a nickname for the entire team, one that has stuck with the franchise since the 1940’s. Needless to say, it’s certainly a fun trend to jump in.

First, I will present some of the suggestions from some of our own staff members.

Your’s truly: The Windy City Mafia - Khalil Mack mentioned in a recent interview that defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has an “Italian Mobster kind of swag.” I instantly pictured Fangio as the Godfather of this Bears defense.

Patti Curl: Wall of Bear - As Andrew Link mentioned in our conversation, “Der like a wall, you can’t get true ‘em!”

Andrew Link: The Scare near O’Hare - A crafty name that would also be a great title for a Halloween film starring this bunch of defenders.

Sam Householder: The Lake Force - Much like an elite special teams unit in our armed services.

Steven Schweickert: Return of the Sack - Because there has to be a play on “Return of the Mack”...

Jeff Berkes: The Navy Pier Bombardiers - Almost a throwback style of name.

Of course, such a potentially big decision was presented to the interwebs for suggestions. There was some amazing feedback on our Twitter and Facebook pages, and I’ll highlight a few of those ideas.

Twitterverse:

I really like the idea for “Chicago Sack Exchange” listed at number three.

Great minds think alike...

And from our own Facebook page.

Through the first two weeks of the regular season, the Chicago Bears’ defense leads the NFL in sacks, and is tied for...

Posted by Windy City Gridiron: For Chicago Bears Fans on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Through the first two weeks of the regular season, the Chicago Bears’ defense leads the NFL in sacks, and is tied for...

Posted by Windy City Gridiron: For Chicago Bears Fans on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Through the first two weeks of the regular season, the Chicago Bears’ defense leads the NFL in sacks, and is tied for...

Posted by Windy City Gridiron: For Chicago Bears Fans on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Through the first two weeks of the regular season, the Chicago Bears’ defense leads the NFL in sacks, and is tied for...

Posted by Windy City Gridiron: For Chicago Bears Fans on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Of course, as echoed throughout all of social media among the endless fans, there will always be room for the Monsters of the Midway.

What do you all think? What are some of your suggestions? Or, do you want to keep everything the same? Sound off in the comments below!

The most popular/rec’d suggestions will be utilized in a future poll of this topic.