A few former assistants with the Bears organization have a bit more experience with facing Peyton Manning and his potent offense. The key is simple, change. The more you change your look the less likely they get on a roll.
Fewell, the Bears' defensive backs coach in 2005 whose game plan for the Bills limited the Colts to 17 points in a 17-16 loss Nov. 12, thinks the Bears have the personnel to confuse the Colts--if not always Manning.
A disciple of Smith's Cover-2, Fewell's Bills used many of the same looks and disguises the Bears likely will use to hold Manning to 236 yards passing. He estimated they employed the nickel defense 65 percent of the time and blitzed no more than 10 out of 68 snaps.
That is easier said then done as not too many prepare to the level Manning does, but Manning shouldn't be your target.
Former Bears assistant Dave McGinnis echoes the call for change in looks.
Obviously, the easiest way to slow down the Colts offense is to keep them off the field. If the Bears can establish the run game early, it would go a huge way into winning this game.