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Vikings At Bears: Chicago Turns Peterson Fumble Into Touchdown

Neither team has really been lighting it up offensively early at Soldier Field, but the Chicago Bears had a short field thanks to a Minnesota turnover, so they really didn't have to.

After forcing the Bears to punt on their second possession, the Vikings took over at their own 32-yard line. The Vikings handed the ball to Adrian Peterson on first down, and he put it on the turf for the third time this season, with Chicago's Charles Tillman falling on it at the 33-yard line.

The Bears and Jay Cutler went to work from there, converting a couple of big third downs to move down to the Minnesota 1-yard line. Michael Bush took the ball in from there, and Robbie Gould's extra point gave the Bears a 7-3 lead.

Both of the scores in this game have come as the result of short fields. The Vikings can't afford to keep turning the ball over if they want to have success in this one.

We have 7:12 left in the first quarter of play in Chicago, and the Chicago Bears lead the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 7-3.

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