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Rising

Adrian Peterson — in advance: The Vikings running back had 146 rushing yards Sunday. What will he do next week against a Bears defense that just allowed rushing lanes the width of the Edens Expy.?

Earl Bennett: The Bears wide receiver had a career-high eight catches (on eight targets) for 58 yards.

Tracy Robertson: The Bears’ newly promoted defensive tackle made his NFL debut, wearing No. 72.

Falling

Tony Fiammetta: In a three-play span in the second quarter, the fullback held on Alshon Jeffery’s 27-yard end-around and brought a Ram down by the facemask, only to have the penalty declined.

Time of possession: The sport’s most overrated stat strikes again: The Rams had the ball for 23:51 and doubled the Bears’ points.

D-line pass rush: David Bass had a sack in the first quarter. Other than that, the Bears’ defensive line had one hurry.

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Updated: November 24, 2013 10:24PM



Rising

Adrian Peterson — in advance: The Vikings running back had 146 rushing yards Sunday; what will he do next week against a Bears defense that just allowed rushing lanes the width of the Edens Expy.

Earl Bennett: The Bears’ wideout had a career-high eight catches (on eight targets) for 58 yards.

Tracy Robertson: The Bears’ newly promoted defensive tackle made his NFL debut Sunday, wearing No. 72.

Falling

Tony Fiammetta: In the span of three second-quarter plays, the fullback held on Alshon Jeffery’s 27-yard end around and tore a Rams player down by the facemask, only to have the penalty declined.

Time of possession: The sport’s most overrated stat strikes again: the Rams had the ball for 23:51 and doubled the Bears’ scoring.

D-line pass rush: David Bass had a first-quarter sack; other than that, the Bears’ defensive line totaled one quarterback hurry.



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