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Minnesota Vikings 7, Chicago Bears 0 - Vikings Generate Outstanding Opening Drive

Behind the power running of Toby Gerhart and the skills of Percy Harvin, the Vikings have gotten on the board first at TCF Bank Stadium.

Gerhart toted the ball four times for 26 yards on the drive, including a big third down carry where he bounced off of Julius Peppers and gained a first down for the Vikings, and Brett Favre only had to throw two passes on the drive. They both went to the returning Percy Harvin, and they went for a total of 34 yards. The touchdown came on a play where the Bears jumped offside, Favre swung it to Harvin on the left side, and Percy broke a couple tackles en route to a 23-yard score.

The drive covered 60 yards in six plays, taking 3:38 off of the clock to do it.

The Bears are driving on their first possession, but with nine minutes left in the first quarter, the Vikings have an early 7-0 lead.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.