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Rising

Craig Steltz: The safety had 12 tackles in place of the injured Major Wright. Julius Peppers:

The defensive end had eight tackles and 2 1 2 sacks. It was his second game with multiple sacks in three weeks. He has 6 1 2 sacks for the season. Yards:

The game was the first in NFL history with a 200-yard rusher (the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson) and a 200-yard receiver (the Bears’ Alshon Jeffery). The teams combined for 976 yards.

Falling

Matt Forte pass targets: The running back was thrown to only twice — he caught both passes — marking his fewest targets since the Bears’ Oct. 20 loss to the Redskins. Pass blocking:

The offensive line allowed seven tackles for loss, including four sacks of Josh McCown. Robbie Gould:

He missed two field-goal attempts, including a 47-yarder that would have won it in overtime.

Updated: December 1, 2013 10:24PM



Rising

Craig Steltz: The safety had 12 tackles in place of the injured Major Wright.

Julius Peppers: The defensive end had eight tackles and 2 1 2 sacks. It was his second game with multiple sacks in three weeks. He has 6 1 2 sacks for the season.

Yards: The game was the first in NFL history with a 200-yard rusher (the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson) and a 200-yard receiver (the Bears’ Alshon Jeffery). The teams combined for 976 yards.

Falling

Matt Forte pass targets: The running back was thrown to only twice — he caught both passes — marking his fewest targets since the Bears’ Oct. 20 loss to the Redskins.

Pass blocking: The offensive line allowed seven tackles for loss, including four sacks of Josh McCown.

Robbie Gould: He missed two field-goal attempts, including a 47-yarder that would have won it in overtime.



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