Bears' Spaeth bracing for Pack pressure
September, 21, 2011
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- It's not like the Green Bay Packers needed any extra motivation to send pressure at the Chicago Bears' offense on Sunday.
Last year in three meetings, the Packers sacked Bears quarterbacks 11 times, six of those take downs coming in the regular season finale at Lambeau Field. So far this season, the Bears have allowed 11 sacks in just two games. Do the math, and it leaves little doubt that Green Bay is coming after Jay Cutler on Sunday.
"When stuff like that happens, you have to deal with it for a couple of weeks," Bears tight end Matt Spaeth said Wednesday. "You have to prove for probably the next two or three weeks that you can stop it or you are going to keep seeing it."
Even though Spaeth spent the previous four years in the AFC with Pittsburgh, he is familiar with the Packers' defense, having faced Green Bay in the Super Bowl in February.
"They give you a lot of different looks," Spaeth said. "They have a great defensive coordinator, and they have great personnel. They'll give you a bunch of different looks and definitely pin their ears back and come after you."
The Packers have registered a combined seven sacks in victories over New Orleans and Carolina.