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The Bears chose to prepare in Chicago before flying into London on Friday.

Traditionally, the team that spent the longer time in London has fared better at Wembley, although Bears quarterback Jay Cutler doesn’t believe that tradition will be repeated.

“We’re in the same boat,” Cutler said. “Both teams have to travel a long distance and get ready to play a game in an atmosphere that’s going to be a little bit difference for both of us. Whoever prepares the best and executes is going to win this one.”

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AP Sports Writers Stephen Wilson in London and Andrew Seligman in Chicago contributed to this report.