Vikings stumble in OT loss to Bears

Brett Favre got the Minnesota Vikings to overtime. The Chicago

Bears got the victory.

Jay Cutler threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Devin Aromashodu

9 minutes into overtime, and the Bears beat the fading Vikings

36-30 on Monday night to give New Orleans Saints homefield

advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

Nick Roach recovered a fumble by Adrian Peterson following a

catch, setting up Cutler’s fourth touchdown pass of the game and

sending Minnesota (11-4) to its third loss in four games.

This one comes following a dustup between Favre and coach

Brad Childress on the sideline last week, and it prevented the

Vikings from locking up a first-round playoff bye.

Favre led them on a 68-yard touchdown drive after the Bears

regained the lead, connecting with a leaping, twisting Sidney Rice

on a 6-yard pass on fourth down that tied it at 30 with 16 seconds

left in regulation.

Chicago’s Robbie Gould had a chance to win it on the first

possession of the overtime but missed a 45-yard field goal wide


The Bears (5-10) took advantage a few minutes later, though,

when Hunter Hillenmeyer knocked the ball away from Peterson and

Roach recovered. Cutler found an open Aromashodu, who had beaten

Antoine Winfield, and the Bears won for just the third time in 11


Favre has never led a team to a win after trailing by 17 or

more points. The Bears were up 23-6 in the third quarter and the

Vikings were able to tie it twice.