GLENDALE, Ariz. The overall play of the defense in a must-win game like this one is a little difficult to critique in absolute terms just because of the quality of the opponent.
A first quarter of allowing the Green Bay Packers 30 total yards should have been a sign of good things to come.
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).
Coach Lovie Smith said on Monday that the Bears had options in place for more injuries on the offensive line than guards Lance Louis and Chris Spencer.
When Minnesota defensive end Jared Allen leveled guard Lance Louis with a blindside hit on which Allen launched himself at Louis head, Allen wasnt penalized, although he may be fined by the NFL.