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.
Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was about as optimistic as a competitive guy can be following a crushing 31-30 loss to the division-rival Bears.
The Minnesota Vikings have not won in Soldier Field since 2007, Adrian Peterson’s rookie season. Peterson is now the only member of that offense still with the team.
The Bears’ offensive line pitched a virtual pass-protection shutout against the Cincinnati Bengals, with no sacks and just a handful of hits allowed on Jay Cutler.
Amid the feel-good of the win over Cincinnati was some dissatisfaction with the production the offense was able to get out of Matt Forte.