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Arizona Cardinals prepare for Charles Tillman and attempts to force fumbles

Tillman has forced 10 and the Bears have forced 22 fumbles this season.

Joe Robbins

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman remains one of the best defensive players in the NFL, and his ability to force fumbles is something the Arizona Cardinals are focusing on this week in practice, according to a report on the team's official website.

Tillman has forced 10 fumbles this season, while the Bears as a whole have forced 22 fumbles.

"Tillman can definitely teach an instructional tape on how to force turnovers," wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. "But the whole defense has a knack for it. We have to be very careful."

The Bears boast the league's sixth-best pass defense and 12th-best rush defense. Chicago's blitz-heavy, attack-oriented and turnover-causing schemes have caused headaches for opponents this season.

"It reminds me of one of my college teammates, Tyrann Mathieu," Patrick Peterson said. "There are guys who have a knack for getting the ball in certain situations. I believe it's a gift. I try to strip the ball out each and every time and it never comes out for me. It's a God-given gift that those guys get the ball out when they want."

The Cardinals (5-9) host the Bears (8-6) on Sunday at 2:25 p.m. MT. The game will be televised by Fox.