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Dan Parr

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Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
By Dan Parr

Bears QB Jay Cutler, who has thrown seven interceptions in his last four games, will face an Eagles defense that has made a league-high 19 interceptions. With the Bears relying more on their running backs of late and Cutler facing an opportunistic "D," this is a week to keep Cutler on the bench.

It's possible that the league leader in interceptions, CB Asante Samuel (sprained MCL) won't play on Sunday, but defensive coordinator Sean McDermott could blitz Cutler heavily in this game and, with an offensive line that has struggled to stop four-man rushes at times this season, this doesn't look like a favorable matchup for Cutler.

The Bears have built sturdy leads in each of the past two games, which has put them in a position to eat up clock by running the ball. They may not be afforded that luxury against the 7-3 Eagles.

RB Matt Forté has had at least 21 carries the past two weeks after rushing 17 times or less in seven of the first eight games of the year, but he has scored only one touchdown in the past four games. He faces a tough Philadelphia run "D," which has allowed an average of 73.7 yards rushing over the past six games. Owners with good depth at running back ought to at least consider not playing Forté this week.

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