The Bears quietly believed they were as good as the Houston Texans and they were, at least the defense was.
Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has seen Adrian Peterson a couple times a year for the last half-decade. He saw Chris Johnson last week in Tennessee.
The 51-20 win at Tennessee kept the Bears (7-1) a game behind Atlanta for the best record in the NFC.
Ugly wins count as well as pretty ones and the Bears kept a two-step NFC North lead on Green Bay with their come-from-behind win over Carolina while Minnesota also lost.
Everett Golson was at his best Saturday, even if the stat line didn't necessarily show it.