With Jay Cutler and Matt Forte on injured reserve and the Bears eliminated from playoff contention, it was hard to fathom why this game was even played. Anywho, the Chicago Bears came out on top with a victory over the division rival, Minnesota Vikings by a score of 17-13. The play of the game came when Charles Tillman intercepted a deflected pass from Christian Ponder in the 2nd quarter and returned it for a touchdown. Tillman is 1 interception for a TD away from being the Bears all-time leader. With this victory, came the Bears 5th straight victory over the Vikings.
The game was rather pedestrian to watch, Josh McCown and Kahlil Bell had solid enough games to muster up a "Meh, not bad" response. McCown found a wide open Roy Williams for a 22 yard TD. McCown was 15/25 for 160 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT. He also added 30 yards on the ground on 4 carries. Kahlil Bell had 54 yards on 17 carries. Roy Williams had his best game of the season arguably with 4 catches for 60 yards and 1 TD.
Charles Tillman, D.J. Moore, and Tim Jennings all had interceptions on the day. D.J. Moore's interception in the 4th quarter off Joe Webb would secure the victory for the Bears. A victory that some Bear fans feel as if it was a loss. With a loss, the Bears are drafting 19th overall in the 2012 NFL draft, they could have been drafting as low as 12th.
Double edged sword.