Airing out the problem with just stopping the run

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That was not just a good outing by the Bears when it came to stopping Tennessee’s two-headed running game Sunday. It was a great effort, marking just the fifth time in the last 21 seasons the Bears have held an opponent to 20 yards on the ground or less.

A look at those games:

Nov. 9, 2008 Tennessee 28 rushes, 20 yards L, 14-21

Nov. 18, 2001 Tampa Bay 15 rushes, 19 yards W, 27-24

Nov. 9, 2003 Detroit 20 rushes, 17 yards L, 12-10

Oct. 28, 1996 Minnesota 14 rushes, 11 yards W, 15-13

Oct. 2, 1988 Buffalo 10 rushes, 0 yards W, 24-3

The problem was Titans quarterback Kerry Collins became the fourth passer in as many weeks to have a season-high in passing yards against the Bears and the fifth this season.

So, questions will abound today at Halas Hall when it comes to how the Bears are sizing up an opportunity to make some improvements against Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers this Sunday at Lambeau Field. We’ll see how that shakes down.

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