Sep 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) is tackled by Chicago Bears middle linebacker D.J. Williams (58) during the second half at Soldier Field. Chicago won 31-30. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears final score: Bears squeak by 31-30


I’ve written a few stories about games today. Once again, I mention that today was a close game day. The Bears got the win with 10 seconds left. Down six, they marched down the field and got the TD and extra point. Losing games like that is tough while winning games like that is huge.

From Fox Sports:

Minnesota’s Blair Walsh had just kicked a 22-yard field goal with 3:15 remaining when Chicago took over at its 34. Cutler, who led the Bears back from an 11-point deficit in a season-opening win over Cincinnati, struck again.

Wow, so the Vikings weren’t able to close the door on the game. Interesting…the Bears had four turnovers.

Cutler completed 28 of 39 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns. But he was also intercepted twice and got stripped by Jared Allen on a sack, leading to a 61-yard touchdown return for Brian Robison in the second quarter.

Yeah, so I guess they won despite of some good defense from the Vikings. The Vikings had some moments too:

Minnesota’s Cordarrelle Patterson returned the opening kickoff 105 yards to tie a club record. Christian Ponder threw for 227 yards, a touchdown and an interception after getting picked off three times in a season-opening loss to Detroit. Adrian Peterson ran for 100 yards, but the Vikings (0-2) remained winless at Soldier Field since 2007.

All in all, it was yet another good game for a really good, dare I say, great week of NFL football.

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