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Insider: 3 keys to the Packers-Bears matchup

4:17 PM, Dec. 28, 2013
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Packers-Bears preview: USA Today's Tom Pelissero previews Sunday's NFC North division showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
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Former Bears coach Lovie Smith, who prided himself on defense, would be appalled. Less than a year after Smith was fired, the Bears' defense is in shambles. One of the worst units in the NFL was in "top" form last week in a 54-11 loss to Philadelphia, which marked the second-most points scored against the Bears in franchise history. It's bad enough that the Bears' defense ranks last in rushing yards per game (161.5) and rushing yards per attempt (5.4), but they aren't even close to the next-worst team (Atlanta, 135.9 and 4.8). The Bears have allowed 10 backs to gain 100 or ...

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