Chicago Bears
20

Minnesota Vikings
10

NFL

ByTheMinNFL

Evening All. Confusion with the clocks means we are underway in Chicago already. Vikings have the ball and are on the move in the opening minute of the game

Dropped pass by Feeler for the Vikings on 3rd down as Bradford's pass is tipped at the line of scrimmage will see the Vikings punt this away. Ball grounded inside the 10 yard line leaves the Bears in a tricky spot.

So while there is a break in lay I will introduce myself. I'm Stephen Clark and this is a messy start to Monday Night Football from The Windy City as Chicago Bears take on the Minnesota Vikings

CHI 1st & 10 - From their own 7 yard line the Bears run the ball on first down. Not much there but a pass to Zach Miller from Jay Cutler on 2nd & 9 picks up a first down for Chicago

Bears break this open with Howard bursting through a hole and charging up the field for a 69 yard gain and takes Chicago all the way to the Vikings 12 yard line.

Rookie Jordan Howard then with a huge play. Picks up 5 on first down but then is hauled down for a loss on the next as there is a breakdown in communication between Cutler and the rookie running back. Brings up 3rd & 9 and he fires over the head of Alshan Jeffery in the end zone

Field Goal attempt then from 30 yards by Barth is good and the Bears have the lead.

CHICAGO BEARS 3 MINNESOTA VIKINGS 0 with 8:32 to go in Q1

Vikings start on the 25 as the kickoff sails into the end zone. Ronnie Hillman picks up a couple on 1st down

MIN 2nd & 8 - Bradford under pressure looks for Diggs downfield but overthrows under pressure. Hit after he releases the ball as well.