Continued from page 1

However, the Bears had six sacks against Miami and believe their pass rush is improving.

“We would definitely have to have a pass rush and have guys level-rush and not get behind him to create enough lanes for him to run,” Harris said.

A victory in Sunday’s game is critical to the Bears (7-3), not only to allow them to keep pace with Green Bay (7-3) in the NFC North chase, but because of a potential wild card. Chicago’s three losses all came against NFC teams, and conference victories are critical in the playoff tiebreaker formula.

The Bears have more conference losses than any NFC team with a winning record.

“With every win here, especially in the conference, it’s going to be huge at the end of the year for seedings and all that,” tight end Greg Olsen said. “So we understand the importance of this game and it’s going to be a big week.”