Jets ORT Wayne Hunter could find himself lined up across from one of the league's best pass rushers in his fourth career start.
For the Bears' cover-2 defense to be effective against the Patriots, Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije need to get into the backfield and disrupt QB Tom Brady's rhythm.
When Eagles QB Michael Vick can't find an open receiver, he'll tuck the ball and take off running if pass rushers don't have him cornered.
It's Israel Idonije, not Julius Peppers, who is leading the Bears in sacks with five, and he should face the banged-up Phil Loadholt one-on-one in pass-rush situations consistently on Sunday.
This week, Hub Arkush says DE Israel Idonije looks like the Bears' most improved player. He also questions the Bears' decision to not put a claim in on Randy Moss.
Bears DE Julius Peppers has been pretty disruptive this season, and he could ramp up his production against the Bills on Sunday.
With pass-protection issues endangering QB Jay Cutler and frequent personnel changes on the offensive line receiving most of the attention in Chicago, the Bears' performance on defense is flying a bit under the radar.
Matt Hasselbeck was sacked seven times in the two games before Seattle's Week Five bye, and he could struggle to establish much of a rhythm with Julius Peppers bearing down on him Sunday.
This week, PFW selects Bears RB Matt Forté, Bears DE Israel Idonije and Lions RS-WR Stefan Logan as its Players of the Week.
Matt Forté, Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije starred in the Bears' Week Five win.
Bears DE Israel Idonije told PFW it's time for the defensive line to ramp up its production.
Veteran DE Alex Brown has moved on from Halas Hall — for better or worse. And according to many close to the team, the Bears could be a lot worse off without him.