Just after I was cheering Brian Urlacher’s sack and remarkably fired-up game tonight, with the sack, an interception and fumble recovery, “that play” I was dreading happened. Five Bear defenders missed tackles and allowed a 71-yard reception by seventh-year journeyman receiver Robert Ferguson. It was his longest catch of his career, in a season of records set against the Bear defense.
One play later Adrian Peterson walks in and momentum shifts to the Vikings.
Five missed tackles on one play. Story of the Bears’ 2007 defense. Urlacher has to be angry his inspired night is being ruined by his comrades.
Missed extra point, Bears cling to a 13-12 lead.