Lake Forest, Illinois-Sitting at 7-1 the Bears have established themselves as a premiere team in the NFL. But facing them in week ten is a Houston Texans defense that is near the top of the NFL in all categories.
"It's going to be some tough matchups," says Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. "I look at my individual matchup, this is a team where I'm going to have some one-on-one coverage with their Pro Bowl corner [Jonathan] Joseph."
The Bears also have to worry about Texans defensive end J.J. Watt who leads the NFL in sacks with 10.5.
With Jay Cutler already getting sacked 28 times this season, second most in the league, the offense will have to bring its 'A' game.
"We have to be aware of where he's (J.J Watt) at," says Cutler. "He's lining up in a
lot of different positions, I think Wade does a great job of moving him around
and using his athletic ability to their advantage."
But the Bears also know they've had success against elite pass rushers this season. That gives them confidence.
"He's a big guy," says center Robert Garza of Watts. "He can move, he plays with a lot of passion for the game, so you know he's good. He will be a good challenge for our guys so, we're looking forward to it."
"We've gone against some pass rushers this year, and I thought we did a better than average job, so hopefully we can continue it with him," says Cutler.