Strahan set an NFL record this season with 22.5 sacks.
Urlacher, who joined Strahan on AP's all-pro team, was second with 20 votes. Baltimore middle linebacker Ray Lewis (2) and Cleveland linebacker Jamir Miller (1) also received votes.
Though Urlacher was the runner-up, it's clear that the Bears wouldn't trade their 2000 first-round pick for any defensive player in the league.
The old-school linebacker led the team with 148 tackles, tied for second with three interceptions and was third with six sacks. He also scored his first two NFL TDs on a 90-yard fumble return at Atlanta and a 27-yard pass from Brad Maynard on a fake field goal at Washington.
Injury Report: Left guard Rex Tucker (calf) practiced for a second straight day and is expected to play in Saturday's divisional playoff game against Philadelphia at Soldier Field (3:30 p.m. CST, Fox). Tucker is listed as questionable on the injury report.
Larry Whigham (hamstring) and cornerback Walt Harris (ankle) both practiced for a third straight day Thursday and are also expected to play after missing the season finale.
The Eagles list three players on their injury report: LB Ike Reese (foot) is out; and C Hank Fraley (ankle) and DT Paul Grasmanis (knee) are probable.