Bears Overcome by Vikings, 23-20, in Overtime

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The Chicago defense had no answer for Josh McCown, but it would prove not enough to avoid a late defeat for the Bears against the Vikings, 23-20, at Mall of America Field at HHH Metrodome.

McCown put together a solid 23 for 36 effort with 355 yards passing, two touchdowns and no interceptions. For the Vikings, Matt Cassel wound up 20 for 33 with 243 yards passing, one touchdown and one pick.

Matt Forte was a standout player for the Bears, rushing for 120 yards on 23 attempts in addition to two receptions for 31 yards. Alshon Jeffery was a highlight, catching 12 balls for 249 yards while adding two touchdowns.

The Chicago defense surrendered 246 yards rushing and 283 passing. They roughed up Cassel with five sacks.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was impressive, churning out 211 yards rushing. Wide receiver Greg Jennings was also solid with 78 receiving yards and one touchdown.

The Bears will play host to the Cowboys (7-5) next week while the Vikings head to Baltimore to face off with the Ravens (6-6).


Bears Passing Leaders

Grade

Name

Comp

Att

Yds

TDs

Int

A

95

J. McCown

23

36

355

2

0


Vikings Passing Leaders

Grade

Name

Comp

Att

Yds

TDs

Int

C

76

M. Cassel

20

33

243

1

1

-

-

C. Ponder

3

8

40

0

0


Bears Rushing Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Att

Yds

YdsA

TDs

A+

100

M. Forte

RB

23

120

5.2

0

-

-

M. Bush

RB

1

15

15.0

0

A+

100

A. Jeffery

WR

1

0

.0

0


Vikings Rushing Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Att

Yds

YdsA

TDs

A+

100

A. Peterson

RB

35

211

6.0

0

C

75

C. Patterson

WR

2

27

13.5

1

-

-

T. Gerhart

RB

2

8

4.0

0


Bears Receiving Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Rec

Yds

YdsA

TDs

A+

100

A. Jeffery

WR

12

249

20.8

2

C

73

B. Marshall

WR

4

45

11.3

0

A+

100

M. Forte

RB

2

31

15.5

0


Vikings Receiving Leaders

Grade

Name

P

Rec

Yds

YdsA

TDs

A

92

G. Jennings

WR

7

78

11.1

1

B

84

J. Simpson

WR

3

76

25.3

0

B

86

J. Carlson

TE

4

61

15.3

0


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