After the Minnesota Vikings had a promising drive snuffed out without any points, the Chicago Bears went on a huge drive and added another touchdown to take an 18-3 lead over the Vikings at Soldier Field.
The Vikings got the ball into position for kicker Blair Walsh to attempt a 30-yard field goal, but the kick came out way too low and it wound up getting blocked by Bears' defensive lineman Julius Peppers to keep the score at 10-3. On the next drive, the Bears moved the ball down the field on a 14-play, 80-yard drive that took nearly eight minutes off of the clock.
The Bears converted a 4th-and-inches from the Minnesota 42-yard line to keep the drive going, and thanks to a questionable pass interference penalty on Antoine Winfield while defending Brandon Marshall, the Bears got the ball at the 1-yard line, and Michael Bush punched it in for his second touchdown of the day.
On the extra point, with the Bears lined up in the usual extra point formation, holder/punter Adam Podlesh took the snap and fooled everyone by running into the end zone for a two-point conversion to make the score 18-3.
It's been an ugly afternoon for the Vikings so far on both sides of the ball. If they want to keep this from getting completely out of control, they need to do something on their next drive.
With a little less than four minutes left in the first half at Soldier Field, the Minnesota Vikings trail the Chicago Bears by a score of 18-3.