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).
The offense started in a huge hole, partly its own making, and finished with perhaps the most meaningless 438 yards in recent memory.
The Bears officially lost their third starter this week when cornerback Tim Jennings was declared out of the Minnesota game with the shoulder injury sustained on an overtime tackle last week agains
Wide receiver Earl Bennett will not play next Sunday in Minnesota, declared out by the Bears because of lingering effects of the concussion suffered last Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher already has been declared out of Sundays game against the Minnesota Vikings with his hamstring injury suffered in the Seattle game.