The Vikings nearly got themselves off to a disastrous start to the second half, as Devin Hester actually got his hands on the football. Hester took the opening kickoff of the second half and returned in 79 yards to the Minnesota 6-yard line, but the Vikings kept him out of the end zone. A touchdown would have allowed Hester to take sole possession of the all-time NFL record for kick and punt return touchdowns.
The Vikings’ defense held firm, though, keeping the Bears to a 23-yard Robbie Gould field goal.
Less than a minute into the second half, and the Vikings trail the Chicago Bears by a score of 20-7.