"The wife is due any day, so hopefully this baby can stay in until after the game on Sunday," Tillman said. "I hope she stays in -- I'm having another girl. Monday, for sure, but if she comes Sunday, I think I'm going to have to be at the hospital Sunday. So, I hope she stays in until after Sunday."
Sunday night's matchup looms as a forum for Tillman and Texans pass-rusher J.J. Watt to make their case in the race for defensive player of the year. Watt has been a terror for Houston, taking apart opposing quarterbacks and owning the line of scrimmage. Tillman, at age 31, is the engine behind a dominant Bears defense.
This game is a potential Super Bowl preview, but the birth of Tillman's daughter only happens once. There will be another Sunday.