Chicago Defeats Minnesota 31-30 - Recap
Chicago got 3 passing strikes from Jay Cutler en route to a 31-30 victory over Minnesota on Sunday in Week 2 action at Soldier Field.
The Bears earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 6-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 41.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Matt Forte rushed for 90 yards, while Alshon Jeffery added 30 yards in the win. Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett added 113 and 76 receiving yards respectively.
Adrian Peterson rushed for 100 yards for Minnesota, while Christian Ponder added 18 yards. Christian Ponder threw for 227 yards for the Vikings, while receivers Greg Jennings and Jerome Simpson had 84 and 49 yards respectively.
Minnesota was outgained by Chicago 411-350 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 24-19 by the Bears.
Minnesota lost the time of possession battle 30:34/29:26, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Chicago takes its act on the road to face Pittsburgh looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Cleveland.