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Chris Harris Jr. knows Bears coach John Fox has an edge

The Broncos, who has lost two games in a row, badly need a win. It won’t be easy to get one this weekend.

They head to Chicago to take on the Bears, who are coached by the man who coached the Broncos from 2011 through 2015. Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. knows that this gives the Bears an edge.

“He definitely has the inside scoop,” Harris told reporters on Thursday. “He developed a lot of us. We were all here when he first got here. He knows all about us. He knows what we’re good at and where we’re not good. That’s going to be a challenge right there, but their players are the ones out there playing, not Coach Fox.”

Harris is right. Fox knows the personnel well; he knows what they do well, what they don’t do well. He knows what they like to do, what they don’t like to do.

It’s a gigantic advantage, as big as the edge Bills coach Rex Ryan had when facing the Jets last Thursday night. It could be even bigger, given that no one knows much of anything about Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler -- but Fox knows him better than anyone in the NFL. Fox drafted him and watched him practice for three full years.

There’s a chance that personnel, even without Peyton Manning, is good enough to get it done. If they do, they’ll have to overcome the obvious advantage that Fox brings to the game.