The first group charged with stopping the run failed badly and often, getting out of assigned gaps and then being blocked even further out of plays.
Shea McClellin has struggled at times in his Bears tenure, whether with injuries or matchups.
Bears defensive ends arguably turned this game around themselves.
The play looked like a sack in the making for Carlos Dunlap last Sunday, with the Cincinnati Bengals defensive end staying home on a bootleg to his side and closing on Joe Flac
Phil Emery was hired in large part to upgrade and return to building the Bears through the draft.