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Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs isn't buying the idea that age is to blame for the Chicago Bears' struggles on defense. He says the unit is close to dominating opponents the way many anticipated even though it ranks among the league's worst at the moment and is a big reason why the reigning NFC North champions are in a big early hole. Chicago (2-3) hosts Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (1-4) on Sunday night, and it sure would help if the defense returned to form. Briggs said he saw some positive signs Monday in a 24-13 loss at Detroit, though they again got burned for big plays on touchdowns by Calvin Johnson and Jahvid Best. "We did a lot of good things; a lot of good things," Briggs said. "A lot closer to playing the style of defense that we want to play. The big plays might have shown; we gave up a couple of big plays that cost us the game. But looking over film we did a lot of good things."

Source: Associated Press
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