All 3 of the Vikings divisional foes were in action Sunday afternoon, so let’s take a look at how things shook out…
Bears: Following a poor offensive performance in last week’s 17-3 loss to the NY Giants, the Chicago Bears used a 1st quarter scoring outburst to defeat the Carolina Panthers 23-6 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Despite a dismal performance from backup QB Todd Collins – 6-of-16 for 32 yards and 4 INTs – the Bears relied on the ground game and an unyielding defense to top the Panthers. RB Matt Forte amassed 166 yards and 2 TDs on 22 carries while the Chicago defense intercepted Panthers rookie QB Jimmy Clausen 3 times. One of those INTs came on an acrobatic deflection by former Panthers DE
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