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Chicago Bears hoping to get off to fast start vs. Vikings

The Bears have had issues with slow starts on offense this season, something they really cannot afford in a tough environment against the Vikings.

Jonathan Daniel

The Chicago Bears have had some issues with slow starts this season, especially on the offensive side of the ball. A slow start is something the Bears really cannot afford this Sunday when they travel to the Metrodome for a crucial game against the Minnesota Vikings.

As CSN Chicago's John "Moon" Mullin points out, the Bears under Lovie Smith have never fared all that well when playing from behind. The Bears are 14-45 under Smith when trailing at halftime and just 1-9 over the past two seasons. And while Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall are a dangerous duo, Cutler has not had that much success playing from behind in his career.

Furthermore, Chicago's offense as a whole simply cannot be relied upon to put forth a come-from-behind effort, especially in a tough environment like the Metrodome. The Bears' passing offense ranks 31st in the NFL, and if they fall behind early, their much-maligned offensive line could be in big trouble against Jared Allen and company.