Posted: 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013
By Adam Jacobi
Cutler found new TE Martellus Bennett for the game-winning touchdown from 16 yards out, Bennett's second score of the day and his third of the season. The game-winning drive came after Chicago held Minnesota to a field goal after a first-and-goal at the 6-yard line to keep it at a one-possession game.
Jay Cutler's day was up-and-down but once the dust—okay, the mud—settled, Cutler had 290 yards and three scores to go with his two interceptions. He found WR Brandon Marshall seven times for 113 yards and a score, and RB Matt Forte added 161 total yards of offense.
On the other side of the field, Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson hit 100 yards exactly, but he was held out of the end zone and fumbled one ball away. If your league doesn't have a 100-yard bonus (most don't), Peterson didn't give you much.
Bennett and CB Major Wright both left the game for the Bears, but both returned. The Vikings had no injury issues during the game.
The Bears entered the game as 6-point favorites. So chin up, Vikings fans; your team covered!
Cleveland at Minnesota, Sept. 22, 1:00 p.m. ET
Chicago at Pittsburgh, Sept. 22, 8:30 p.m. ET