To their credit, the Bears acknowledge that what was one of the top defensive fronts in the league last year is far from that after two games.
Marc Trestman, Aaron Kromer and the rest of the offensive staff have their ways of dealing with 3-4 defensive schemes.
Bears defensive backs were three of the team’s leading tacklers in the win over Cincinnati.
The job of containing Adrian Peterson is an obvious exercise in population control (as in “population tackling” to control the game’s best player).
Two Pro Bowl linemen — tackle Henry Melton, end Julius Peppers — and all but one member of the Bears defensive line were unable to seriously threaten Cincinnati Bengals quarter