Willis McGahee, ranked 10th in the NFL in rushing yards, has plenty of respect for the Bears linebackers, namely Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher.
"They're fast to the ball," he said, "and they're not showing a step like they're old."
So how does the Bears linebacker group stack up against other units he's faced?
"I played some good linebackers this season," McGahee said, "but not like [that group]."
Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow said he's excited to play the Bears defense, given the stars in the unit.
"It feels like I've been watching them for years, that same defense, that same scheme," Tebow said. "It will be exciting playing against Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman and Julius Peppers, some of the best guys for the last decade," Tebow said. "They're a great defense, and they've got some of the best players at certain positions in the whole game; so it will be fun."
The Bears defense is ranked 20th overall and eighth against the run. The Broncos offense is 25th overall, but they are ranked No. 1 running the ball, thanks in large part to Tebow.
McGahee, though, has 182 carries for 886 yards, averaging just under five yards a carry.