Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings: Final Game Grades and Player Analysis

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Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings: Final Game Grades and Player Analysis

For the second week in a row the Chicago Bears dropped a game to a team that was more physical than them on both sides of the football. 

From the star of this game, the Vikings came out as the more inspired football team. Early on it was a heavy dose of Adrian Peterson who had over 100 yards on the ground and two touchdowns by the end of the first quarter. 

The Vikings sacked Jay Cutler only twice but they knocked the quarterback around quite a bit. Cutler was removed from the game in the fourth quarter after taking a multitude of big hits. He finished the game with 260 passing yards, one touchdown and two interceptions on 44 pass attempts. 

Both of Cutler's interceptions led to touchdowns by the Vikings. The first set up a touchdown by Adrian Peterson and the second was returned for a touchdown by safety Harrison Smith. 

The lone bright spot for the Bears' offense continued to be Brandon Marshall. He is the first Bear to go over 100 receptions since Marty Booker. Marshall finished with 10 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown. 

The Bears now fall to 8-5 and in danger of falling out of the playoff picture. They will come home to face the Green Bay Packers next Sunday. 

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