New England Patriots Links 12/10/10 - Pats' Secondary Is Primary Against Bears' Fast Offense

Forcing turnovers from a recently-stingy Jay Cutler may be the key to a win in Chicago.

Mike Reiss identifies the key matchup for the Patriots against the Bears:

"It’s the defense against quarterback Jay Cutler. He has 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions on the season and as of late he’s been playing mistake-free football. This Patriots defense is one that thrives on turnovers. New England is 9-0 this season when on the plus-side of the turnover differential. "

Greg A. Bedard breaks down his three keys to a Patriots victory over the Chicago Bears.

1. Patriots must disguise coverages and confuse Bears QB Jay Cutler.

2. Stay balanced on offense.

3. Contain game-breaker Devin Hester.

Neil Hayes (Chicago Sun-Times) Brian Urlacher has the utmost respect for QB Tom Brady, and remembers what happened the last time he played the Patriots.

"[Brady’s] the best," Urlacher said. "He knows what to do with the football. If you play zone, he throws the check downs. If you put seven in the box, he runs it. He just knows where to go with the football every time. You’re not going to trick him. You may get pressure on him, you may hurt him a little bit, but he’s smart. He has a great arm. He knows everything. Big challenge for us.

"And he runs fast, too. I remember he’s really fast. Good runner."

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