The Bears’ offense has struggled against some of the poorer defenses in the NFL. Tampa Bay’s 28th-ranked scoring defense held the Bears to 21 points. So did the 15th-ranked Minnesota Vikings.
The attention and notoriety accorded the Detroit pass rush in the personages of Ziggy Ansah and Ndamukong Suh has obscured a painful fact that threatens one of the linchpins of the Bears’ offense
Players and teams are fond of saying that it is not what an opponent does so much as what they themselves do.
For Chicagoans (namely, Bears fans), this may be another reason to dislike that heated rival to the North.
Maybe the message is don’t always believe the hype.