ADVERTISEMENT

RandBall: Bears gave up 258 yards rushing to St. Louis; what will the Vikings do?

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • November 25, 2013 - 3:51 PM

Pardon us for just noticing this, but the Bears allowed 258 yards rushing to the Rams on Sunday.

Even if you take out one gimmick play to wide receiver Tavon Austin (a 65-yard rush for a TD), that's still close to 200.

The immortal Benny Cunningham had 13 carries for 109 yards, while Zac Stacy had 12 for 87.

If you are too busy caring about the Vikings' draft position to care, you can be excused from this next question:

How many yards will Adrian Peterson (and the suddenly alive Toby Gerhart) churn out if the Bears' run D is similarly leaky on Sunday? AP had "only" 100 yards on 26 carries in the first meeting between the teams this season, which was one of the 42 Vikings losses that came on a late scoring drive.

But we'd bet on AP for 150 at least on Sunday.

© 2014 Star Tribune