Bears, Cutler pull OT upset

For a minute, or several really, it looked the ageless wonder was going to do it again.

His team came out as flat as it ever has, his line couldn’t block a lick and he couldn’t hold onto a hard, frozen football. No matter. He is Brett Favre.

But tonight, he was outdone by Jay Cutler.

After the Vikings staged a furious comeback in the games final minutes and Robbie Gould missed a field goal in the first overtime drive, Cutler responded to a turnover by hitting a wide open Devin Aromashodu for a 39-yard, game-winning touchdown.

Cutler was 20-of-35 for 273 yards and four touchdowns. His biggest throw came following yet another Adrian Peterson fumble.

In the first half it looked like the Bears were going to run away with the game. Gould kicked three field goals and Cutler had his first TD pass as Chicago took a 16-0 lead into the locker room.

Minnesota scored first in the second half, but missed the extra point, a crucial miss in a game that went to overtime. After another Cutler touchdown pass, the Vikings scored the next 17 points to tie the game.

A big return by Danieal Manning, his second of the game, set Chicago up for an easy 20 yard touchdown pass to give Chicago the lead.

That left things up to Favre again and he delivered like he has done for 19 years. On 4th and goal in what would essentially be the last chance for Minnesota to tie the game, Favre hit Sydney Rice on a perfect throw for a touchdown, sending the game to overtime and setting up Cutler’s heroics.

The Vikings’ loss clinches the NFC’s top seed for New Orleans.


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