Vikings at Bears Final Score: Bears Beat Vikings 31-30 on Late Fourth Quarter Drive

David Banks

The Bears trailed 30-24 late in the fourth, but Jay Cutler, Martellus Bennett and the offense rose to the occasion to beat the Vikings in the final minute.

When Cordarelle Patterson ran back the opening kickoff, you kind of had a feeling this was going to be a difficult game.

It sure turned into that, as Jay Cutler was picked twice and fumbled once, Brian Robison ran back that fumble for a touchdown and Letroy Guion ripped another fumble from the hands of Matt Forte with about six minutes to go in the game, and you thought the Vikings might have just ripped the game out.

But after the Forte fumble, the Vikings were held to a field goal and with over three minutes remaining, Jay Cutler and the Bears' offense got it together and scored the game-winning touchdown and extra point on a 16-yard strike to Martellus Bennett. Then on the ensuing kickoff, Blake Costanzo ripped the ball away on a squib kick to seal it for the Bears.

We'll have Notes for you in the morning. But beyond that, the Bears are 2-0.

Quick, victorious numbers...

Jay Cutler: 28/39, 290 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT

Matt Forte: 19 carries, 90 yards
Martellus Bennett: 7 receptions, 76 yards, 2 TD
Brandon Marshall: 7 receptions, 113 yards, 1 TD
Tim Jennings: INT, TD, 4 tackles

Christian Ponder: 16/30, 227 yards, TD, INT

Adrian Peterson: 26 carries, 100 yards
Cordarelle Patterson: 2 receptions, 14 yards - KO RET TD
Greg Jennings: 5 receptions, 84 yards
Kyle Rudolph: 3 receptions, 42 yards, TD
Letroy Guion: FF
Brian Robison: Fumble Rec, TD

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