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As I indicated earlier, these teams are eerily similar in many ways. One of those ways is that both teams have made their share of mistakes. The team that plays the most mistake-free football will win this game.
The Bears offensive line has committed penalties at inopportune times. Now, there is never really a good time for a penalty, but three key penalties by the line over the past couple of weeks have contributed to the Bears' rough start on first down.
Meanwhile, dropped passes have haunted the Bears a bit. Also, Earl Bennett, if he plays, needs to come back to the ball on under-thrown passes. In that case, he needs to understand that he is more of a cornerback than a receiver.
Of course, the biggest issue are the turnovers. We all keep hearing how the Bears need to win the turnover battle. While it may be a cliche at this point, it is very true. The defense cannot drop sure interceptions like Lance Briggs did against the Packers.
This goes for Dallas as well. Their offensive line has been very shaky too. Jason Witten has struggled, and I'm afraid he may have a big game Monday night. He has six dropped passes on the season. Against the cover-2 on third down, the middle of the field will be open, so Witten's production will go a long way toward helping the Dallas offense succeed.
Both QBs need to make good decisions under pressure. Cutler needs to get rid of the ball quicker or throw it away (unlikely), and if he does, the Bears can win the game. When they are in 3rd-and-long situations, expect the solid Cowboys defense to wreak havoc upfront, and so, Cutler's ability to adjust will be tested again.