Bears coach Marc Trestman would probably like to be able to employ a 12th man on the Sunday to help stop Adrian Peterson. Maybe one showed up Sunday morning.
The Minnesota Vikings have not won in Soldier Field since 2007, Adrian Peterson’s rookie season. Peterson is now the only member of that offense still with the team.
Bears defensive backs were three of the team’s leading tacklers in the win over Cincinnati.
The job of containing Adrian Peterson is an obvious exercise in population control (as in “population tackling” to control the game’s best player).
Two Pro Bowl linemen — tackle Henry Melton, end Julius Peppers — and all but one member of the Bears defensive line were unable to seriously threaten Cincinnati Bengals quarter