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Chicago Bears 27, Minnesota Vikings 7 - History Delayed, Not Denied

You know that whole thing I said about the Vikings keeping Devin Hester from that return touchdown record?

Yeah. . .let’s just forget I said that.

The Vikings went three-and-out on their first offensive series of the third quarter, and proceeded to punt to Devin Hester. Hester took the line drive off of the foot of Chris Kluwe and went, literally, untouched down the right sideline for a 64-yard punt return touchdown. There was a penalty flag on the play, but it was an illegal motion call against the Vikings.

The Vikings trail the Bears, 27-7, with 12:06 left in the second quarter, as the NFC North’s best team is 27 minutes away from locking up the NFC North division championship and moving themselves into the #2 seed in the NFC.

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