Corey Wootton's first sack a doozy

MINNEAPOLIS -- Corey Wootton picked a good time to record his first NFL sack.

Wootton's second-quarter hit knocked Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre out of the game with a head injury, and changed the complexion of the game for the rest of the evening.

"We had a pass rush stunt and I just came around the edge and was able to get by Bryant McKinnie," the Bears rookie defensive end said. "I was able to get the sack and throw him to the ground, and I looked up and saw he was down. I didn't know [he was hurt] until I looked back. I didn't even know the ball came out, people were telling me it was a fumble.”

Wootton, a 2010 fourth-round draft choice out of Northwestern, has only been active four games the entire year.

"[Wootton] did a great job and we got pretty good depth on the line," fellow defensive end Julius Peppers said. "When guys get opportunities, guys make plays. That was huge for him, for his confidence, and we're going to need him at some point down the road. That was a great thing to happen for him tonight."