Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Last week against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bears offense only had one turnover, an interception thrown by Jay Cutler.
Sunday afternoon against the Vikings, the Bears offense committed four turnovers, including three turnovers by Cutler.
The first was a sack/fumble forced by Vikings defensive end Jared Allen at the Minnesota 39-yard line. The ball was then picked up by Brian Robison and returned 61 yards for a touchdown.
With the ball on the one-yard line in the second quarter, the Bears decided to throw the football, and Cutler was again picked off after a ball intended for tight end Steve Maneri was tipped by Everson Griffen and picked off by defensive tackle Kevin Williams.
Cutler once again was picked off in the fourth quarter by safety Harrison Smith on a deep ball intended for Brandon Marshall, and during the following series, Matt Forte was stripped by Letroy Guion.
The Bears were able to come out on top on Sunday despite their turnovers but will need to do a better job of protecting the football in the weeks to come.