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Vick praises Urlacher, Bears' D

The Bears are a perfect 4-0 vs. Michael Vick, who praised Brian Urlacher & Co. AP Photo/Michael Perez

PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Vick just can't seem to figure out the Bears defense.

Vick is still without a win over the Bears as a starting quarterback after he posted a 60.5 passer rating in Monday night's 30-24 loss to the Bears. Leading the charge again versus Vick was Bears Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher, who recorded a team-high 11 total tackles to go along with a pair of broken up passes.

"Brian is getting better and better and getting faster as he gets older and aging," Vick said of the Bears' 12-year veteran linebacker.

"I don't know what it is. They play a great scheme. They did some things differently that we didn't expect. I think for the most part, we were able to handle it. They played good sound defense and they were able to keep me contained. The linebackers were running pretty good and made the plays that they needed to make and we didn't make enough."

Urlacher pointed to several reasons why the Bears historically fare well when they play the ultra-athletic Vick.

"We have Julius Peppers who's pretty good," Urlacher explained. "We're athletic on defense. We all can run ... every level ... defensive line, linebacker, safety, corner ... we can all run. We play a lot of zone. Get a lot of eyes on the quarterback and we run to the football.

"It's stressful playing these guys. You got to get your game plan ... you have to execute. You can't make mistakes because they'll make you pay with their speed. We executed for the most part tonight and got the win."

It wasn't a perfect performance by the Bears defense, especially in the second half, but Urlacher and company shut down Philadelphia's offense on all four possessions in the fourth quarter to cement the victory. Two of those four drives ended with the Eagles turning the ball over on downs. The final series consisted of one play where Vick threw an incompletion as time expired.

"I'm just glad we won," Urlacher said. "Michael is going to make plays. He always has, he always will. We made enough plays to win the game in every phases, offense, defense and special teams."