The game was going down hill fast as the Bears were capitalizing on the Vikes poor special team coverage that were being shredded by the Bears returner Daniel Manning whenever he had his hands on the ball. The unit had no answer for him(3 returns average 44.7). This group being exposed for most of the game. This what setup most of the Bears scoring drive, the Vikes inability to tackle on the special teams.
In the second half was a different story the Vikings offense trailing 16-0 to open the 3rd quarter. After watching the 1st half that was more run oriented, the play calling was more balance throughout the half. Favre was passing with vengeance and AD was was running like a freak on a leash. In this game, it seemed that Vikes were always a step behind the Bears. Even with the game being sent to OT. Who says Favre is not a cold weather QB anymore. The t effort he put fourth in the second half was a sight with Favre throwing for 280+ yards and a TD. He picked apart the Bears in the last half. It sure is different when your QB has pass protection.
Peterson did have a good overall game with 24 carries 94 and 2 TDS as well as 3 catches for 43 yards. On one of those catches AD coughed up the ball in OT and the Bears recovered it already in field goal range. The next playJay Cutler threw a deep pass to Devin Aromashodu ,who blew right by Antonie Winfield for the game winning TD.
The Bears pass offense was having thier way with the Vikes most of the game. His OL did a good job containing the Vikes front 4(without Phat Pat). Kevin Williams faced double teams in this game more often than not. He did not even record a tackle. Jared Allen was MIA in this game again, he had 2 tackles in this one. With Cutler having time to throw the ball most of the game, he picked apart the Vikes secondary for 286 yards and 4 TD performance. With the play of the safeties as of late has been alarming on how they have been playing in the past month. Since the loss of EJ this defense is not the same making a big play then giving up a big play.
Some advice to Chilly: just let Favre call his own play, he obviously know what he is doing with the playcalling. Let him work his magic.
It seemed that the defense was starting to gel more than they have been in past couple of games.It is going to interesting to see how the Vikes will perform again a Giants team that is going to try to know them down to a 3-4 seed.