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
The Bears defense has gone to sleep this week with visions of Adrian Peterson in its collective head. That may not be its sole cause for concern, however.
During the preseason, the Bears experimented with Blake Costanzo at middle linebacker with Brian Urlacher out while his injured knee healed.