1:00 PM ET, October 19, 2008
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
CHICAGO -- The last time the Chicago Bears scored this many points, Walter Payton was taking handoffs and Mike Ditka was prowling the sideline.Kyle Orton threw two touchdown passes, special teams chipped in with two more and the Bears hung on for a 48-41 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
• The 48-41 final represented the highest combined score between the Bears and Vikings in their series history.
• Adrian Peterson is just the fifth player in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to rush for at least two touchdowns in each of his first three games against one opponent.
• The Vikings' 41 points were the most allowed by the Bears in a victory in franchise history. In fact, the three highest point totals allowed in a win by the Bears have now all come against Minnesota.
• The Vikings have given up five special teams touchdowns this season.
-- ESPN research
Harris' sack was the Pro Bowl defensive tackle's first. ... Vasher missed his third straight game with an injured right wrist, while Tillman (left shoulder) and Manning were injured against Atlanta.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.9||5.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||09:18||Adrian Peterson 1 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||7||0|
|TD||06:43||Greg Olsen 18 Yd Pass From Kyle Orton (Robbie Gould Kick)||7||7|
|TD||05:43||Garrett Wolfe 17 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Robbie Gould Kick)||7||14|
|TD||02:18||Visanthe Shiancoe 24 Yd Pass From Gus Frerotte (Ryan Longwell Kick)||14||14|
|FG||13:33||Robbie Gould 26 Yd||14||17|
|FG||09:10||Ryan Longwell 42 Yd||17||17|
|TD||04:58||Zackary Bowman Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Robbie Gould Kick)||17||24|
|TD||00:22||Chester Taylor 1 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||24||24|
|FG||00:00||Robbie Gould 48 Yd||24||27|
|TD||12:12||Rashied Davis Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Robbie Gould Kick)||24||34|
|TD||10:40||Adrian Peterson 54 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||31||34|
|TD||02:35||Marty Booker 51 Yd Pass From Kyle Orton (Robbie Gould Kick)||31||41|
|TD||14:53||Matt Forte 1 Yd Run (Robbie Gould Kick)||31||48|
|FG||08:59||Ryan Longwell 23 Yd||34||48|
|TD||03:00||Bernard Berrian 5 Yd Pass From Gus Frerotte (Ryan Longwell Kick)||41||48|