How Can the Chicago Bears Slow Down Adrian Peterson and Vikings Run Game?

November 30, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Chicago Bears travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings Sunday, the chances of the Bears' slumping run defense doing anything more than containing running back Adrian Peterson are slim to none. 
Typically, the idea of stopping such a dynamic player goes out the window when the league's worst defense against the run meets the game's most physically dominant running back. That's also a big reason why the term "slow down" was used in this article's title over more confident descriptors.
Peterson, who is second in the NFL in rushing yards (997) and first in rushing touchdowns (10), should have no problem getting his numbers Sunday. The Bears, ranked 32nd in the NFL against the run, just need to ensure that what looks like a huge mismatch on paper doesn't become the primary reason why Chicago loses a game it needs to win in Minnesota. 
Accomplishing that goal will be easier said than done for this struggling unit. 
Chicago has allowed a staggerin...

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