Lesson learned?

Lesson learned?

Posted by Bob LeGere on Fri, 10/17/2008 - 21:08
Last season in Week Six, the Vikings' Adrian Peterson rushed for 224 yards at Soldier Field, more than any opponent had ever gained against the Bears in franchise history, and he did it on just 20 carries. But eight games later, Peterson was held to 78 yards on the same number of attempts. What was the difference? “I couldn’t really tell you, besides the fact that we were in our gaps (in the rematch),” linebacker Lance Briggs said. “We were where we were supposed to be. When you’re not where you’re supposed to be, games like last year’s home game happen, and Adrian Peterson runs for 220 yards on you.” The Bears enter Sunday's game No. 5 in the NFL rushing yards allowed. They've held four of their first six opponents to 75 yards or less on the ground, and no team has rushed for more than 114 yards on them this year. They're also No. 6 in average gain allowed per rush at 3.5 yards.
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