Photos: Bears vs. top running backs
A few weeks ago, RedEye asked the Bears what it's like to prepare for an All Pro like Detroit defensive lineman Ndamakong Suh. Bears offensive lineman Lance Louis shrugged and said, "There's a lot of All Pros in this league." In other words, don't get too worked up over the guy you're playing this week, because you'll play somebody just as good next week. No kidding. Over the next six weeks, the Bears play five of the NFL's top seven leading rushers: Chris Johnson, Arian Foster, Frank Gore, Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch and Peterson again. Because no running back has decimated a Lovie Smith-led defense quite like Peterson's first crack at the Bears in 2007 (224 yards, three touchdowns), let's take a look at the Bears' last games against these runners, graded on a scale of 1 to 2007 Adrian Peterson.
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Week 9: Vs. Chris Johnson, Tennessee
The last time the Bears played Chris Johnson, the Titans were 8-0 and the then-rookie was beginning his ascent to NFL superstardom. He entered that game averaging just under 90 rushing yards per contest, and though his Titans were victorious, the Bears stuffed Johnson for his third-lowest rushing output of his career: 14 carries for 8 yards. RATING: 1/10 on the 2007 Adrian Peterson scale