Up 20 points with 10 minutes to go against the Colts on Sunday, the Chicago Bears decided to play things safe and remove linebacker Brian Urlacher from the game. Urlacher was not pleased with this decision, as head coach Lovie Smith explained afterward:
"Brian wanted to play the entire game," Smith said. "When we told him he was coming out it's not like he told us that was a great idea. He knows that there's a big picture. We wanted to get him a little bit of work. It's his first action. It's like in a preseason game; you're not going to let a guy go that entire time unless you have to, and we didn't have to today."
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Urlacher, who is coming back from a knee injury, was credited with two tackles against Indianapolis.
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