Orton helps Vikings pull away

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
MINNEAPOLIS -- Chicago quarterback Kyle Orton hadn't thrown an interception since September 28 heading into Sunday night's matchup against Minnesota. But he has thrown three in the second half here at the Metrodome, and the Vikings converted the first two into touchdowns to build a 17-point lead midway through the fourth quarter.

All three interceptions -- one by Darren Sharper, another by linebacker Ben Leber and a third by nickelback Benny Sapp -- came on poorly-thrown balls. Unless something dramatic happens, those plays will be a big part of why Minnesota finishes this weekend in first place in the NFC North.

We'll be back with you shortly after the final whistle and then again a few hours later.