Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • MIN 258
    • 296 CHI
  • Turnovers

    • MIN 3
    • 2 CHI
  • Possession

    MIN CHI
    37:30 22:30
  • 1st Downs

    • MIN 15
    • 23 CHI

Game Information

Soldier Field
,
Coverage: FOX
  • Chicago, IL 60605
  • Line: CHI -6.5
Attendance: 62,306
100%
Capacity: 61,500
Referees: Scott Green

Scoring Summary

FOX1234T
Vikings307010
Bears10153028
first QuarterMINCHI
FG
12:22
Blair Walsh 40 Yard Field Goal is Good
4 plays, 6 yards, 0:50
30
TD
7:21
Michael Bush 1 Yard Run
6 plays, 34 yards, 2:50
36
XP
7:17
Robbie Gould Kick is Good
6 plays, 34 yards, 2:50
37
FG
0:37
Robbie Gould 47 Yard Field Goal is Good
10 plays, 20 yards, 5:13
310
second QuarterMINCHI
TD
4:05
Michael Bush 1 Yard Run
14 plays, 79 yards, 7:59
316
2PTC
4:01
Adam Podlesh Run For Two-Point Conversion is Good
14 plays, 79 yards, 7:59
318
TD
1:55
Matt Spaeth 13 Yard Pass From Jay Cutler
1 play, 13 yards, 0:00
324
XP
1:48
Robbie Gould Kick is Good
1 play, 13 yards, 0:00
325
third QuarterMINCHI
TD
10:48
Kyle Rudolph 2 Yard Pass From Christian Ponder
5 plays, 30 yards, 2:01
1025
XP
10:44
Blair Walsh Kick is Good
5 plays, 30 yards, 2:01
1025
FG
4:02
Robbie Gould 46 Yard Field Goal is Good
12 plays, 47 yards, 6:47
1028

Research Notes

  • Christian Ponder (MIN): Season-low 10.3 Total QBR in Sunday's loss against the Bears. Ponder has posted a QBR under 20.0 in 4 of his last 5 games after having no such games in the 1st 6 weeks of the season.

  • Christian Ponder was 0-for-8 when throwing the ball more than 10 yards downfield. Four of the passes were defended and three were overthrown, including an interception. The Bears entered the game as the best defense against such throws with a 61.3 Total QBR allowed.

  • --Adrian Peterson touched the ball just one time on the Vikings' 20 plays on third and fourth down, including seven short-yardage (3 yards or less) situations. On the season, Peterson has just 11 touches on Minnesota's 48 short-yardage plays (23 percent) on third/fourth down.--The Vikings dropped back to pass on their first 13 plays on third/fourth down against the Bears.--Minnesota converted first downs on just 2-of-7 plays on third/fourth down and 3 or fewer yards to go. Those conversions came on the first two attempts and both came off play-action passes to Kyle Rudolph. The Vikings did not attempt any other play-action passes on third or fourth down.

  • Brandon Marshall was happy to have Jay Cutler back. A week after being targeted a season-low four times by Jason Campbell, Marshall matched a season-high with 17 targets against the Vikings, more than half of Cutler's 31 pass attempts. In addition, Marshall also drew a defensive pass interference penalty in the end zone which led to a Bears touchdown.

  • In his first game back after suffering a concussion, Jay Cutler received improved protection. Cutler was sacked or under duress on just five of his 36 dropbacks (13.9 percent). Coming into the game, he was sacked or under duress on 23 percent of his dropbacks this season.

  • In the first half, the Bears converted on 5-of-6 third/fourth-down attempts in short yardage (3 yards or less) to go. In each of the five successful plays, Chicago had Gabe Carimi report in as eligible in a jumbo formation. Carimi was benched for Jonathan Scott after Monday night's game against the 49ers, but Carimi played the second half full time due to injury.

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