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Long: "We're one block away"

Kyle Long (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

Recent failures in short-yardage situations have played a big part in the Chicago Bears' downhill slide the past month. This week, the focus is on getting that one critical yard.

The loss to the Minnesota Vikings last week was a tough one for the Chicago Bears, as it created a steep uphill climb to the playoffs. There was plenty of blame to go around but two plays in the fourth quarter were as responsible as any others in the 23-20 defeat. Clinging to a three-point lead, Chicago's offense took possession at midfield with less than five minutes to play. After a nine-yard...

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