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Big Game by Hester Leads Bears Past Vikings 39-10

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Going into the game against the leagues best pass rush, Bear fans were heavily concerned about the safety of Jay Cutler. Now we're questioning whether or not they have to wash his jersey as he was upright the entire game. Cutler had his best game of the season with 21 of 31 completions for 237 yards and 2 Touchdowns.

48 of those yards came on their 3rd offensive play of the game when Devin Hester caught a perfectly throw bomb that split the two Minnesota Safeties. When Devin Hester is on his game, it's very hard to stop the Bears. Chicago plays with a different type of energy when Hester finds his way into the endzone. He took back a kick return for 98 yards for a touchdown which was essentially a daggar to the Vikings. 

The Vikings biggest two threats were neutralized for the most part. Adrian Peterson had 39 yards and Jared Allen had 1 sack and a fumble recovery on the same play. Outside of Allen's 1 sack and Peterson's 1 TD, the Vikings didn't have much else to show for the game besides the introduction of Christian Ponder. McNabb was yanked after a poor performance and Ponder came into the game and threw for 99 yards on 9 of 17 passes. 

Here are a couple brief observations on some things.

  • The Offensive line played a lot better with Lance Louis at right tackle over Frank Omiyale. 
  • Sanzenbacher had another touchdown catch. Undrafted WR keeps finding the endzone. 
  • Stephen Paea got his first sack of his career, which was a safety to bring the Bears up 9-0. 
  • Julius Peppers had 2 sacks, one of which he threw McNabb like a rag doll. +2 for Julius. 
  • If Bears can have two solid showings back to back, this will be one happy Bears fan. 

 The 3-3 Bears will travel across the pond to play the Tampa Bay Bucs in London next Sunday at noon CT. 

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