You don’t really “control” someone when they rush for 100 yards, but the Bears continue to have better-than-NFCN-average success against Adrian Peterson.
For his career, Peterson averages 4.88 yards per carry against the Bears, compared with 5.35 vs. Detroit and 5.61 vs. Green Bay. The reigning MVP needed 26 carries to get his 100 (3.8 ypc) in the Vikings’ 31-30 loss at Soldier Field and is now 5-6 for his career against the Bears.
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“We had to stop their difference-maker,” said coach Marc Trestman, “and we did.”
Notably perhaps, Peterson again failed to average 4 yards per carry for the fifth time in the last seven games against the Bears. And while Peterson ran amok for a quarter in the game at Minnesota last year, the Vikings needed a long interception return for a touchdown in the second half to beat the Bears by a touchdown.