Week 14: Vikings v. Bears

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by JSimms, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. JSimms

    JSimms TLY Season 1 Champs!

    Oct 25, 2009
    Vikings Win Defensive Battle; Extend Division Lead in NFC North

    Vikings: 17
    Bears 14

    The 7-5 Bears traveled to Minneapolis in Week 14 to face the division-leading (9-3) Vikings in what ended up being what everyone expected it to be - a defensive showdown. The Vikings came into the game with the league's #1 ranked defense, and the Bears a top 10 defense as well.

    The teams would both go scoreless in the 1st quarter, and the Vikings would strike first on a 44-yd Blair Walsh FG early in the 2nd. The Bears would respond, however, with a heavy dose of Matt Forte (who would become the first running back this season to go over 100 yards versus the Viking D). Forte capped off the drive with an 18-yard scamper to put the Bears up 7-3. The game would see a very bizarre last 3 minutes of the first half. It started with the Bears lining up for a 50+ yard FG. Gould left it short; Percy Harvin caught it in the back of the end zone, hesitated but decided to take it out. A spin move, juke and 107 yards later he was in the end zone celebrating 6 points! A couple of plays later, Jay Cutler was picked off by CB Zack Bowman who took the ball inside the Bears red zone. However, Jerome Felton would fumble a 2nd & 1 inside the 10 to give the ball back to the Bears to end the half. Score at half: Vikings 10; Bears 7.

    The second half started off well for the Bears, who got a 3 and out from Minnesota and followed it up with a long drive capped off by a Brandon Marshall 8-yd TD catch in the corner of the end zone (curl route) for 6. The Vikings would answer with a long drive of their own, capped off by Percy Harvin's 2nd TD of the day, this one from Christian Ponder 5 yards out on a slant in heavy traffic. The Bears would march all the way back down into Minnesota's red zone, and were in position to tie it late, but Jay Cutler tried to scramble for the TD, was hit by SS Mistral Raymond who forced the fumble that was picked up by Erin Henderson. The Bears would never see the ball again...

    Great game thecajunnacho78

    Player of Game:

    WR Percy Harvin - 3 catches, 22 yards, 1 TD; 1 FG Return TD

    HB Matt Forte - 27 carries, 119 yds, 1 TD; 2 catches, 11 yds
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2012
  2. thecajunnacho78

    thecajunnacho78 Walk On

    Oct 24, 2012
    Bears came into this game after a hiatus from the coaching world hoping to start off on the right foot. Unfortunately, a right foot is what let the Bears down. The game was going the Bears way all the way until just before half time when the Bears attempted a 54 yard FG. But apparently Bears K Gould thought it was a 45 yarder and shorted the kick right into Viking WR Percy Harvin's hands, who used his stellar speed to take it to the house and change the course of the game.

    Great game JSimms. Looking forward to getting our rivalry going again next year.

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