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As the season has progressed, Urlacher has been dominant and continues to get even better. He looks to be back to his Defensive Player of the Year form, and the overall defense has been better because of it.
Urlacher’s play can elevate this team into the playoffs, and quite possibly the Super Bowl—just as he had in their 2006 Super Bowl run.
The captain continues to play fast, rack up tackles, and cause turnovers in key moments. Offenses have to game-plan around Urlacher, which is a big advantage for the Bears.
Urlacher has the talent and mentality to lift this team's spirits and level of play, and will need to continue to do so with the loss of Cutler.