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Week 15: Bears Upset Vikings Wideouts Come up BIG

Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by MoonBBad, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. MoonBBad

    MoonBBad http://twitch.tv/moonbbad

    May 22, 2010
    BEARS 31
    VIKINGS 24

    Chicago, IL -- Any given Sunday. That's been tossed around for a long time in the Q, but it came true on a cold winter day in Chicago when the 12-1 Vikings came into Solider Field to face the 4-9 Chicago Bears.

    The Vikings are locked in a battle with the 49ers, Packers, and Buccaneers for a first round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, and the Bears are playing for pride at this point. "We are going to come out every game and give it all on that field regardless of our record." WR Brandon Marshall said after the game. "We're playing for our locker room, and for our pride. We're not going to be pushed around by anyone in our house."

    The Bears were able to strike first, putting three points on the board after a long march down the field that was stopped near the goal line. The Vikings struck back mounting an offensive drive of their own, instead putting up an Adrian Peterson touchdown making the score 7-3 in the 2nd quarter.

    On the Bears next drive they were able to march down the field again to get into scoring range but Jay Cutler lost the ball on a hard hit and the Vikings were able to recover. Minnesota methodically marched down the field again and capped off their scoring drive with another touchdown to make the game 14-3 on another Adrian Peterson touchdown with 13 seconds to go in the half.

    Just when the Bears thought that they were going to go into the half down by two scores, Alshon Jeffery was able to get open on a deep play action pass from Jay Cutler to beat the safety and corner with no time remaining to bring the Bears within three points. "That was the turning point of the game for us, we felt like we could beat these guys, we just needed to get some stops on defense." Alshon Jeffery said after the game.

    The Vikings didn't feel that was the turning point however, as they took their first drive of the third quarter and scored another touchdown when QB Teddy Bridgewater hit the tight end Rudolph on a 10 yard fly pattern that he took 60 yards for the score to put the Vikings back up 21-10.

    The Bears kept fighting, but suffered a blow when Jay Cutler went down with an injury. Backup David Fales found some success though in his big rookie WR Roderick Rivers who beat his man deep for a touchdown making the score 21-16 after the failed two point conversion.

    The Bears were finally able to make a play on defense on the Vikings next possession when another rookie, FS Peniel Ratliff intercepted Bridgewater and took it to the house to make the score 24-21 after a successful two point conversion.

    The Vikings would not be denied, but again the Bears defense was able to step up by holding Minnesota to just a field goal which tied the game at 24 with 5:00 to go in the 4th quarter. Chicago was able to mount another impressive drive, which was highlighted by a huge 3 and 18 conversion by the rookie Roderick Rivers going up big and grabbing a pass from David Fales. That catch paved the way for another touchdown to put the Bears up for good at 31-24 which was sealed by another interception by the Bears on the Vikings final offensive drive.

    Good game JSimms
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    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

    Jun 13, 2010
    Great recap Chris. Nice win.
  3. MrWitness36

    MrWitness36 Walk On

    Mar 1, 2012
    Great win and nice write up Chris
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