The Chicago Bears jumped out to a 25-3 lead in the second quarter and never looked back, welcoming Jay Cutler back with a win over their division rival.
The Bears defense was back to their old tricks, forcing three turnovers and holding the Vikings to just 258 total yards of offense. They overcame 108 yards rushing from Adrian Peterson to hold Christian Ponder to just 3.8 yards per passing attempt.
Cutler looked comfortable in his return from a concussion, completing 23 of 31 passing attempts for 188 yards and a score. Cutler also got out of the pocket and extended plays with his legs, running for 9 yards on three attempts but also making plays while on the move.
The Bears were hurt by injuries on the offensive side of the ball. Devin Hester left the game due to a concussion and Matt Forte left with a leg injury. Michael Bush rushed for 60 yards and two touchdowns in Forte's absence.