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|Offensive Line Keys Bears' Resurgence
|BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) -- Hours after Chicago completed a gutsy win at Philadelphia, running back Matt Forte and cornerback Charles Tillman started studying again. Only this time the subject was finance, part of a community service program at a local high school.
And yes, that big 30-24 victory against the Eagles made their quick turnaround a whole lot easier.
The Bears (5-3) used a fast start and a strong finish to earn their third consecutive win and move within one game of the idle Lions for second in the NFC North behind the unbeaten Packers.
Chicago hosts Detroit on Sunday after the Lions cruised past the Bears 24-13 in their first matchup of the season on Oct. 10.
Forte says the victory over the Eagles ''shows how resilient our team is.''
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