Bears vs. Vikings: Live Game Grades and Analysis for Minnesota

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Bears vs. Vikings: Live Game Grades and Analysis for Minnesota
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Brandon Marshall tied his season-high with 12 receptions vs. Minnesota in Week 12.

Final: Vikings 21, Bears 14

The Vikings pulled it out. It wasn't pretty. But they got the "W" they badly needed.

Adrian Peterson led the way with 153 yards and two touchdowns. The passing game generated under 100 yards.

Harrison Smith scored Minnesota's only other touchdown on a 56-yard interception return.

Third Quarter

Minnesota got lucky with Harrison Smith's 56-yard interception return for a touchdown. Because of that, the Vikings are up 21-7 entering the final quarter.

With the ball in Minnesota's hands to start the final frame, Adrian Peterson should get plenty of carries with a two-score game.

Check back throughout the final quarter for update and analysis. Check back for post-game grades, too.


Chicago responded well in the second quarter and is down seven, 14-7, at the half. The Bears won the second quarter and slowed down Adrian Peterson in the second quarter. He has 125 yards at the half.

Minnesota had all the momentum after one quarter, but we're now on pace for a tight game.

Check back throughout the game for updates and analysis.

First Quarter

Minnesota is up 14-0 after one quarter, but the Chicago Bears are driving. Adrian Peterson had over 100 yards and two touchdowns after one quarter. It could be a huge day for him.

Continue to check back in here throughout for grades and analysis.


The Minnesota Vikings (6-6) are playing for their playoff lives today. They need a victory over the Chicago Bears (8-4).

In the Week 12 matchup, it was all Chicago all day. The Vikings were outplayed and lost 28-10.

Minnesota needs a better effort at home today and, as Chad Greenway said, a very rowdy home crowd.

Check back here after each quarter and the end of the game for grades and analysis.

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