8:15 PM ET, November 30, 2008
Mall of America Field, Minneapolis, MN
MINNEAPOLIS -- Inches from an 11-point edge late in the first half, Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears hit the wall. The Minnesota Vikings turned around and quickly took the lead -- in the game and in the division.
• Bears quarterback Kyle Orton threw three interceptions in the second half after not throwing an interception in his previous 206 passes.
• Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson has totaled 553 yards and eight touchdowns in four games against Chicago.
• Vikings safety Darren Sharper tied Darrell Green, Eric Allen and Willie Brown for 18th place on the NFL's all-time interceptions list at 54 after Sunday's game.
-- ESPN research
Former Vikings DT John Randle, who ranks third on the franchise's career sacks list, was inducted into the team's "Ring of Honor" in a halftime ceremony. ... The previous record offensive play by the Vikings came in their second season, an 89-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton to Charley Ferguson on Nov. 11, 1962. ... The home team has won 12 of the last 14 games in the series. ... Forte finished with 96 yards on 22 carries. ... The Bears had a plus-8 turnover margin entering the game.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.9||5.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||08:04||Devin Hester 65 Yd Pass From Kyle Orton (Robbie Gould Kick)||7||0|
|FG||12:45||Ryan Longwell 23 Yd||7||3|
|TD||04:48||Bernard Berrian 99 Yd Pass From Gus Frerotte (Ryan Longwell Kick)||7||10|
|TD||00:48||Gus Frerotte 1 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||7||17|
|TD||08:53||Matt Forte 2 Yd Pass From Kyle Orton (Robbie Gould Kick)||14||17|
|TD||04:27||Chester Taylor 21 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||14||24|
|TD||08:25||Adrian Peterson 1 Yd Run (Ryan Longwell Kick)||14||31|
|FG||04:18||Ryan Longwell 27 Yd||14||34|