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Notebook: Bushrod key vs. Vikings

Jermon Bushrod (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

In pass protection against the Vikings on Sunday, Bears left tackle Jermon Bushrod will be tasked with keeping Jared Allen, one of the league's best pass rushers, out of the backfield.

Bushrod vs. Allen In the 2011 season finale, the Chicago Bears watched in horror as tackle J'Marcus Webb did his best turnstile impression against Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. Coming into the game, Allen needed four sacks to break the all-time NFL record of 22.5 set by Michael Strahan in 2001. Webb's performance was sub-par to say the least and he gave up 3.5 sacks during the... Recommended Stories