Cleaning out the notebook on Monday morning.
When the Bears defense allows just 248 yards, 160 of those after an initial drive, and the Bears lose, the problem was not the defense (again).
MINNEAPOLIS Adrian Peterson has his sights set squarely on 2,000 yards.
First, the requisite accountability. This is how I saw this game and the Bears record as of the second Minnesota game:
At Minnesota Vikings (3-13) Sun., Dec. 9, noon
Besides its obvious playoff implications, the Bears-Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday becomes a spot referendum on the first year of general manager Phil Emery.