Long brothers line up vs each other in Bears-Rams

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He’s such a natural, he was the 20th pick of the first round of this year’s draft.

Chris made a far more direct trip, drafted with the second overall selection in 2008 out of Virginia. Kyle had to live up to the pressure of following both Howie and Chris. Then again, at least he doesn’t play the same position as his father, who starred at defensive end for the Raiders from 1981-93.

Howie and Chris most appreciate Sunday’s moment because of Kyle’s unlikely presence in it.

“He’s messed up once or twice and gotten knocked down once or twice and taken a long path,” Chris said. “But, heck, for a guy that’s been at one college and a juco and changed sports and played one year of major college football, he’s doing a hell of a job. I’ve just been proud of the way he’s handled everything and the man he is.

“It really has nothing to do with football for me. But I’m just really proud because I know how hard this job is.”

AP Sports Writer Andrew Seligman in Lake Forest, Ill., contributed to this report.

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