“That has been a big point of emphasis already this week,” Tucker said. “We have to generate the pass rush with four (guys).” Obviously, with the Vikings and MVP running back Adrian Peterson coming to town, the predominant focus this week centers on stopping the run. That’s why the phrase “population tackling” suddenly is generating so much buzz in Lake Forest. Peterson piled up 262 of his 2,097 yards last season against the Bears, plowing through tacklers, delivering nasty cutbacks and reminding all that even when defended properly, he can break open a game. So the Bears will aim to meet each of Peterson’s runs Sunday with four, five, six defenders. Heck, if they could get the entire population inside Soldier Field to assist they would. But to improve upon a mostly ordinary defensive performance in the opener, the front four will have to be far more active and disruptive. Defensive end Julius Peppers?
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His 93-yard performance last Sunday against the Lions marked the fourth straight season-opener where Peterson didn’t top 100 yards. But because of what he did in his 2012 MVP season — and because of what he did on the game’s first play, racing 78 yards for a touchdown — Peterson is working off a much higher set of expectations. And as heavily as the Vikings lean on him right now, there’s plenty of interest in getting Peterson back up to top speed this week in Chicago. AP Photo/Duane Burleson Outside of a 78-yard run, Adrian Peterson gained 15 yards on 17 carries against the Lions. “We kind of got beat up a little bit up front, and we didn’t really execute,” Peterson said. “When I was able to hit the tape, that was the biggest thing. It’s something we’re trying to put behind us.” Chicago might be the place for Peterson to get back on track. His first 200-yard performance came at Soldier Field back in 2007, and he ran for 108 yards on 18 carries there last season, rebounding from a 39-yard performance against the Bears in 2011 and a 51-yard effort against them in 2010. “They’ve got good D-tackles, but they’re not Detroit up front,” Peterson said.
Urlacher: ‘So Mad’ At How Bears Handled My Exit
The Bears totaled 226 of their 323 yards during a second half in which they erased an 11-point deficit. Jay Cutler completed 63.6 percent of his passes for 242 yards with two TDs, an interception and connected with five receivers. Brandon Marshall had eight receptions for 104 yards and a score and Matt Forte recorded 91 total yards and a rushing TD. After Cutler was sacked 38 times last season, Chicago’s revamped offensive line held Cincinnati’s vaunted defense without one. “I thought no one got frustrated early on with us and the way we were playing,” Cutler said. “We stuck to the game plan. The fourth quarter – that’s when you’ve got to win ballgames in this league.” Trestman hopes to see improvement in the running game after Forte was held to 50 yards on 19 carries.
Bears know stopping Peterson will be a group effort
Honestly, I probably wouldve stayed another year there, but I was just so mad at the way it was handled and the way it all went down. Urlacher said once his agent rejected the Bears offer, the team immediately sent out their press releasing announcing the two sides would be parting ways. The Bears had a tweet out 30 seconds after my agent hung up the phone. In essence, they had a statement already written. Urlacher thinks maybe he was treated this way because he wasnt one of new GM Phil Emerys guys. I never got to be a free agent before, he said. Past management always took care of it early so it didnt get to that point. It didnt happen with the new GM that way, which is fine. Maybe I wasnt one of his guys or (I was) someone he didnt want around. Thats fine. I just wish they wouldve told me what was going on the whole time instead of beating around the bush. So how does he want his career with the Bears to be remembered?
It was the longest run by a player on his first play of the season since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger. But Peterson mustered just 15 yards on 17 carries the rest of the game. You can be certain that the Bears defense will spend part of the week studying how the Lions shut down the five-time Pro Bowler after his first run. “They did a good job,” Tucker said. “They did their jobs, guys were in their gaps. They fit the run, they tackled and were physical.
Adrian Peterson looks to rebound vs. Bears
Summer is the peak season for visitors with far fewer people hiking and camping in the fall. Roughly 600 federally protected grizzly bears roam Yellowstone and its border states. Each year in the region there are about five encounters between the large, hump-shouldered bears and humans that result Brian Urlacher Autographed Jersey Value in injuries. Fatal attacks are rare. In July 2010, a grizzly killed a camper and injured two others in a national forest in Montana near Yellowstone. The following year, two hikers were fatally mauled at the park in separate attacks that marked the first such deaths since 1986. On August 15, two hikers at Yellowstone were wounded by a grizzly that was warded off when a second pair of hikers used bear spray.
Golden Bears Buzz: Miles at West Georgia
GAME WARDENS HAVE NOT THEMSELVES BEEN ABLE TO FIND THE BEARS. ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER REBECCA PARKER BELIEVES THE PAIR COULD BE A MOTHER AND YOUNG CUB. WHILE PEOPLE IN KENNEBUNK ARE NOT USED TO SEEING BLACK BEARS SO CLOSE TO THIS AREA, PARKER SAYS IT’S NO SECRET THAT THEY EXIST. POLICE DON’T BELIEVE THE BEARS POSE A THREAT, AND WON’T BE SEEKING THEM OUT DIRECTLY, UNLESS THEY’RE SPOTTED HERE AGAIN. “bears have a large range habitat area. Everything that’s been reported seems very typical and that they are going away from people. there is no aggression.” THERE ARE A COUPLE OF PRECAUTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TO KEEP THESE BEARS FROM GETTING TOO CLOSE TO YOUR HOME. THE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER RECCOMMENDS TAKING DOWN BIRD FEEDERS, AND KEEPING YOUR GARBAGE CANS CLOSED AND CONTAINED. LIVE IN KENNEBUNK KATIE THOMPSON W-M-T-W NEWS 8. Two bears were spotted in several areas in Kennebunk’s lower village and Sea Road areas in recent days.
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All the pieces are there. Miles just needs to put them together again before it begins conference play Sept. 28th. 2. The field position battle. Always an essential element to any football game, this could be an even bigger factor in this game. West Georgia’s James Dugan landed five punts within its opponents 20-yard line.