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Bears LB Lance Briggs wraps up Viking WR Percy Harvin
In 2011, the Chicago Bears have allowed three plays of 70 yards or more. In the entire decade prior to this season, they allowed three.
They cannot allow the big plays to kill them and the best way to do that is to not let it happen. Bucs' RB LeGarrette Blount is likely out, leaving Ernest Graham who rushed for 109 yards on 17 carries against the Saints in the starting role. The Bears' linebackers, led by Brian Urlacher, will need to contain Graham and not let him into the secondary.
The Bears' secondary has been a huge question mark all year. They have been out of position and going for the big hit instead of breaking up the play. Last Sunday, the safety roulette wheel called the numbers of rookie Chris Conte and Major Wright.
Chris Harris, who was coming off a hamstring injury, didn't even suit up against the Vikings due to a horrible performance against Detroit. Brandon Meriweather was also benched for his performance in Detroit.
Head coach Lovie Smith hasn't placed his bet yet, so we'll see which safety combo we'll get in London.