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- Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs are both "really mad" about the defense's play. (ESPN Chicago)
- Jared Allen says he is targeting Jay Cutler. Well, duh. Who else would a sack-master target? Caleb Hanie? (Chicago Sun-Times)
- Starting safeties Chris Harris and Brandon Merriweather were benched for Sunday. Former player Matt Bowen finds the move justified. (Chicago Tribune)
- But Harris sees the move as writing on the wall. (Chicago Tribune)
- Mike Martz blamed the problems in play-calling on equipment failures. (ESPN Chicago)
- However, he has worked with Cutler to give him the ability to go with shorter drops to deal with the pass rush. (Chicago Tribune)
- The Bears' wideouts don't impress Jerry Rice. (Chicago Sun-Times)