Bears vs Cowboys: Keys to a Chicago Bears Victory

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Nov 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) walks onto the field before the game against the Detroit Lions Soldier Field. Detroit defeats Chicago 21-19. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The 6-6 Chicago Bears host the 7-5 Dallas Cowboys in what will certainly be a memorable night at Soldier Field.  The Bears are set to retire the legendary Mike Ditka’s #89 in a halftime ceremony on what is expected to be a frigid night in Chicago. If you’re looking to go to the game, you can click here for Chicago Bears ticket information.

There will be playoff implications for both teams,  as they’re in tight divisional races.  This are a little more grim for the Bears after consecutive road losses to last place teams.  There are some keys for a Chicago Bears victory.

Turn up the Heat

This one is not about the weather, it’s about pressure.  Let’s face it, the Bears defense has been horrible this season.  With injuries and attrition, the Bears have struggled to stop anyone.  They’ve looked better – or at least less bad – when they’ve turned up the pressure and blitzed opposing quarterbacks.

The Cowboys have been surprisingly good taking care of the football, with Tony Romo only throwing 7 interceptions to 24 TD passes.  If the Bears want to have a chance on Monday night, they’ll need to pressure Romo and the Cowboys into some mistakes. 

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