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Harris ends Vick's four-year streak of no picks

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  • Bears safety Chris Harris (46) celebrates after intercepting a pass by Michael Vick during the second quarter Sunday at Soldier Field.

      Bears safety Chris Harris (46) celebrates after intercepting a pass by Michael Vick during the second quarter Sunday at Soldier Field.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

 
 

Michael Vick had not been intercepted in almost four years coming into Sunday's game at Soldier Field, a stretch of 238 passes without a pick.

Vick was out of the league for two of those years while serving a 19-month prison stretch on dogfighting charges, but it was still an impressive run.

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Bears safety Chris Harris put an end to that streak with an end-zone interception and 39-yard return that not only quashed an Eagles scoring drive but set up a Bears TD that gave them a 21-13 lead at halftime. It was the turning point in a 31-26 victory for the Bears (8-3), giving them a 1-game lead in the NFC North over the Packers, who lost to the Falcons and fell to 7-4, the same record as the Eagles.

"I wanted to be the first one to pick him, get it on his resume," Harris said of his third interception of the season. "We talked about it as a team. He had the highest quarterback rating of any quarterback (108.7 entering the game), 11 touchdowns, zero picks. And I was fortunate enough to get one."

Harris had a little help from defensive tackle Tommie Harris on the pick that tied him for second on the team with Charles Tillman, 1 behind D.J. Moore, who has 4.

"We were in cover 1, a single high (deep) safety," Harris said. "I was the middle field safety, just reading his eyes. We got great pressure up front. Tommie ended up tipping it, and I saw it and got it and then got a few extra yards."

Thirty-nine yards to be exact, to the 37-yard line, where 4 Jay Cutler completions got the Bears into the end zone.

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