Bears 39 Vikings 10 Bears even at 3-3.

Bears 39 Vikings 10 Bears even at 3-3.

Wow! I feel so much better typing this week's recap than I did last weeks. For the first time since the Carolina game, the positives outweigh the negatives. Donovan McNabb is not the same player he was just a few years ago. The best part is, we no longer share 3rd place with the Minnesota Vikings.

So here are the many delightful positives from last night's game:

Jay Cutler was only sacked once, yes only once. Cutler had his best pass protection of the season. Mike Martz emplemented all 3 tight ends on the roster in the pass protection scheme. They also made use of Fullback Tyler Clutts in pass protection as well and he did a solid job.  Roy Williams finally had a solid game, 3 catches for 50 yards.

Williams was the second leading receiver in last night's game. Cutler only threw 10 incomplete passes last night. He went 21-31 for 267 yards and 2 touchdowns. He averaged 8 yards per completion, finished with a passer rating of 115.9, and here's the best part.... NO INTERCEPTIONS! So yeah Cutler had his best game of the season.

Those 21 pass completions were spread out to 8 different receivers. Devin Hester lead all receivers with 5 catches, 91 yards, and the amazing 48 yard touchdown pass from Cutler which was the Bears first score of the game. Devin Hester also returned a kickoff for a touchdown, his 3rd of the season. And the power and glory combination of Matt Forte and Marion Barber finally showed what it's made of.

And then there is our beloved defense..... They held the Vikings to just 288 total yards. Donovan McNabb went 19-24 for 177 yards and was sacked 4 times before being replaced by Christian Ponder in the 4th quarter. Adrian Peterson only gained 39 yards on 12 carries. Peanut Tillman was the Bears leading tackler, and Julius Peppers had 2 of the Bears 5 sacks last night.

I had to look very hard for some negatives but I did find some:

The Bears fumbled twice last night {needs to stop}, they allowed Adrian Peterson to score Minnesota's only touchdown. If they had stopped him Minnesota would have only been held to just the 1 field goal. The last negative, Henry Melton didn't record a tackle or a sack.

But it was a phenominal performance none the less. This was just the momentum the Bears needed heading into next week's trip to London. Hopefully the Bears can continue to play at this level and push all the way to the playoffs. {Praying to God as we speak....}

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