One of the keys to beating the Eagles Monday night was to contain their run game, which ranked No. 1 in the league heading into the week. The Bears managed to do just that, holding LeSean McCoy to just 71 yards, 33 of which came on one play, a touchdown run. If you take away that one broken play, the defense held him to just 2.5 yards per carry on 15 attempts.
Michael Vick, meanwhile, gathered 34 yards on 5 attempts, his third-lowest rushing total on the season.
Last year, the Bears finished the season ranked second against the run, which was a major factor in why they made it to the NFC title game. They got off to a slow start this year, but against two of the league’s best running backs — Adrian Peterson and McCoy — the Bears held them to a combined 110 rushing yards.
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