Chicago Bears Week Two: Are Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs the Key to Victory?

September 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Of the many story lines from the Chicago Bears' week one victory over the Detroit Lions (Jay Cutler's monster passing game, the return of Matt Forte to the fantasy football world, the Calvin Johnson touchdown that never was, etc...), one of the most important things we saw was the excellent play of Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher.
Both Pro Bowl linebackers played exceptional football and were literally flying all over the Soldier Field turf.
The two combined for 18 tackles (10 for Briggs and eight for Urlacher, respectively), but additionally added some key plays that led to the eventual victory.
Urlacher's outstanding play (and his first significant NFL action in over a year due to missing the 2009 season with a broken wrist) included a sack and three tackles-for-loss.
He added a quarterback-hit, just for good measure.
Welcome back, Brian.
For Mr. Briggs, it was a typical day at the office.
His 10 tackles certainly helped, but his forced fumble,...

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