The 56 yards the Bears have allowed are fewest in the league this season. For the first time since 1960, they have also held consecutive opponents to less than 2.0 yards per carry. They are also one of two teams that haven't allowed a run of 10 yards or more this season.
"We're hitting the guy, man," Brian Urlacher said when asked to explain the success. "We're getting to our gaps, we're getting off blocks, we're not getting fooled. There have been some draws and misdirection plays and we haven't gotten fooled on that. And we had a couple tips that helped us in the game. When they did certain things we knew what was coming. That helped Lance last week make a tackle for a loss. We're tackling well. When we get a chance we're taking them down. We're also getting a lot of pentration up the field. We're attacking downhill and getting to the line of scrimmage."