In the aftermath of the Bears crushing NFC North division loss to the Minnesota Vikings, coach Lovie Smith needed to deal with very, very significant issues in the short, medium and long terms:
The light at the end of the tunnel may indeed be an oncoming freight for Lovie Smith.
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).
MINNEAPOLIS Adrian Peterson has his sights set squarely on 2,000 yards.