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Cutler leads Bears over Vikings, 36-30 in OT

Cutler leads Bears over Vikings, 36-30 in OT

Jay Cutler threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Devin Aromashodu 9 minutes into overtime as the Chicago Bears beat the fading Minnesota Vikings 36-30 on Monday.
Nick Roach recovered a fumble by Adrian Peterson following a catch, setting up Cutler's fourth touchdown pass of the game and sending Minnesota (11-4) to its third loss in four games. The New Orleans Saints will now have homefield advantage throughout the National Football Conference playoffs.
Brett Favre led the Vikings on a 68-yard touchdown drive after the Bears regained the lead, connecting with a leaping, twisting Sidney Rice on a 6-yard pass on fourth down that tied it at 30 with 16 seconds left in regulation.
Chicago's Robbie Gould had a chance to win it on the first possession of the overtime but missed a 45-yard field goal wide right.
The Bears (5-10) took advantage a few minutes later, though, when Hunter Hillenmeyer knocked the ball away from Peterson and Roach recovered. Cutler found an open Aromashodu, who had beaten Antoine Winfield, and the Bears won for just the third time in 11 games.
Favre has never led a team to a win after trailing by 17 or more points. The Bears were up 23-6 in the third quarter and the Vikings were able to tie it twice.


Updated : 2021-05-06 18:47 GMT+08:00