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Monday, December 27, 2010
Harris continues his taking ways

By Michael C. Wright



CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears safety Chris Harris calls himself “Hit Man,” but perhaps he needs to find a way to jam in “takeaway” somewhere.

Chris Harris
Chris Harris' fifth interception of the season sealed the Bears' win over the Jets on Sunday.
Harris recovered a fumble and picked off a pass against the New York Jets on Sunday to push his takeaway total to seven (five interceptions, two fumble recoveries) on the season. Harris intercepted a Mark Sanchez pass intended for Santonio Holmes with 58 seconds remaining to seal the 38-34 victory for the Bears.

Harris’ recovery of a Holmes fumble in the first quarter led to the Bears’ first touchdown of the afternoon.

“[On] the first one (a fumble recovery), they ran a reverse, and we got it out. I was just running to the ball and Peanut [Charles Tillman] didn’t quite get it,” Harris said. “So I just wanted to make sure it didn’t go out of bounds.”

“It was one of those [games] where you don’t care how you get it done; you just have to get it done.”

Harris’ seven takeaways on the season rank as a career high. Harris has scored six takeaways in his last eight outings.