MINNEAPOLIS Sitting in front of his locker on Sunday afternoon, one member of the Bears offense took his time before answering.
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).
Everyone knew this was coming. Its been stated repeatedly the last three years that the Bears' defense is getting old.
The Bears had the Seattle Seahawks twice exactly where they generally will say they want any opponent: in Soldier Field, a long way from the Chicago end zone and needing a touchdown to win.
Defensive players measure performance by a variety of standards: a shutout, takeaways, sacks, and of course just wins.