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    Bears eager to avenge poor showing against Peterson, Vikings

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/2007-12-13-577404946_x.htm
    This has been a humbling season for the Chicago Bears and their proud history of fierce defense. There was no moment lower for them than the slow walk off Soldier Field on the afternoon of Oct. 14.

    Adrian Peterson had just won the game for the Minnesota Vikings, basically all by himself, by bursting through the line and slicing through the secondary for 224 yards rushing and three backbreaking touchdowns. Oh, and he returned a kickoff 53 yards to set up the winning field goal in the closing seconds.

    As amazing as Peterson has been in his first year in the NFL, this defense that ranked fifth in the league the previous season for fewest yards allowed and second the year before was clearly disgraced.

    "We were embarrassed," defensive end Adewale Ogunleye said. "He's a rookie, and you never want a rookie to run as much as he did on us."

    The defending conference champion Bears (5-8) have become a long shot to make the playoffs after losing three of their last four games to NFC contenders: the Seahawks, Giants, and Redskins. Even with a victory over the Vikings (7-6) at the Metrodome on Monday night, they would need plenty of help to qualify.

    "We just got to get a lot better effort," Ogunleye said. "And for the young guys, they got to understand everybody is watching. From management down to coaches, and all the guys got to know the same thing. It's a crucial time for a lot of guys on this team, and whether they are going to be back next year or not, it depends on how they play the last three games."

    Peterson's previous performance, though, surely provides the ultimate source of motivation.

    "You always want to repay someone that does that to you," defensive tackle Tommie Harris said. "He had a heck of game against us, and I don't feel like we played our best game, but we get our chance to do it again. So hopefully we can contain him more."

    They've obviously been watching video from last week's win by Minnesota at San Francisco. Though the Vikings were 27-7 victors, the 49ers used a constant stream of cornerback blitzes to stuff Peterson for a net gain of only 3 yards on 14 carries...
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    Re: Bears eager to avenge poor showing against Peterson, Vikings

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/2007-12-13-577404946_x.htm

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    They've obviously been watching video from last week's win by Minnesota at San Francisco. Though the Vikings were 27-7 victors, the 49ers used a constant stream of cornerback blitzes to stuff Peterson for a net gain of only 3 yards on 14 carries...
    Good.
    I hope that the Bears to the same thing that San Fran tried.
    Sure, they shut down AD, but they also left gaping holes in their secondary that TJ was able to recognize and exploit.
    Fergie's TD came off from a cornerback blitz...

    I'll take a 3 yard game by AD to do with a 20+ point victory every time (although that will really kill my fantasy football team ).
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    Re: Bears eager to avenge poor showing against Peterson, Vikings

    AD had a great week in practice. Not going to happen. he is going to go hard and score lots tonight
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