The Vikings have turned the ball over yet again deep in their own territory, and the Bears made them pay for it.
Favre dropped back to pass on a third down and four, looking to set up a screen to Toby Gerhart. Unfortunately, he couldn’t get the pass over the outstretched arms of Henry Melton, and he deflected the pass high into the air. Bears’ defensive end Julius Peppers came down with the pass, and the Bears started at the Vikings’ 14-yard line.
However, the Bears only generated a couple of yards of offense, and had to settle for a 28-yard Robbie Gould field goal instead of getting a touchdown.
With a little more than five minutes remaining in the first quarter, the Vikings lead the Bears by a score of 7-3 at TCF Bank Stadium.