Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings: Postgame Grades For Chicago
Nov 16, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen (69) shakes hands with member of the US Air Force after the game at Soldier Field. Chicago Bears defeat the Minnesota Vikings 21-13. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Passing Defense: A-
One of the major factors that doomed the Bears defense over the past few weeks was the inability to generate pressure on the opposing quarterback. And as a result, the Bears were dominated across the board.
But against the Vikings, it was a different story. Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 18 of 28 passes for just 158 yards with one touchdown and one interception. The Bears defense brought pressure frequently, never allowing Bridgewater to get comfortable in the pocket.
Jared Allen, who had his best game of the season, recorded five tackles, including one sack against his former team. Willie Young also had one sack.