Adrian Peterson rushed for 100 yards but 36 of those came on one carry and the Minnesota franchise tailback never took over a game that was the Vikings’ to win.
Pass protection was shaky in the first half, culminating in a sack and strip by Jared Allen that was returned 61 yards by Brian Robison.
One of the reasons that wide receiver Brandon Marshall was targeted on more than 40 percent of Jay Cutler’s passes was that Marshall simply was open more than anyone else and Cutler could trust hi
In the wake of the Cincinnati win, a stated objective was to get more out of Matt Forte. That was done vs. the Minnesota Vikings as Forte turned 30 touches into 161 yards.
If there was a nagging concern from a game that pushed the Bears to 2-0 and shoved the Vikings into an 0-2 hole it is the frequency with which opponents are pushing the Bears all over the field.