Minnesota, which looked every bit like a hapless 1-4 team, allowed Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to pass for 193 first-half yards, including a 13-yard touchdown strike to rookie Dane Sanzenbacher in the second quarter. Sanzenbacher now leads the Bears with three touchdown receptions.
The touchdown drive was the result of excellent field position -- the Bears took over on the Vikings' 33-yard line thanks to an 18-yard punt by Chris Kluwe -- and big pass play to Devin Hester that was good for 23 yards.
Hester paced the Bears in the first half with three catches for 77 yards and a touchdown.
Matt Forte carried the ball 11 times for 68 yards.
Ryan Longwell got Minnesota on the board early in the second quarter with a 37-yard field goal, but he missed a 38-yarder right after the two-minute warning. After calling a timeout, the Vikings went for it on fourth and 2 from the Bears' 14, but were whistled for a false start penalty, which led to Longwell's failed field goal try.
Very little worked went right offensively for Minnesota, as the Bears defense limited star running back Adrian Peterson to only 16 yards rushing on eight attempts.