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Bears Hold Off Vikings 21-13 For First Home Win Of 2014

Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears

Based on the first quarter Sunday it looked as if last weeks blowout to the Packers was still in the minds of the Bears players as they took on the Vikings at Solider Field.

Then though, they finally got both sides of the ball under control, and the outcome was a lot better, taking home a key 21-13 win over Minnesota to calm down fans. At least for one day.

The win puts the team at 4-6 on the season, and hopefully was a rebirth as well for Jay Cutler, who threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

The win is just the second in seven games for the Bears.

Things didn’t get settled till late, when Ryan Mundy intercepted Teddy Bridgewater’s 29-yard pass in the end zone in the closing minute to seal the victory.

The offense was led by the big day for Cutler and his favorite wide out – Alshon Jeffery, who had 135 yards receiving and a touchdown catch.

Brandon Marshall added 90 yards and two TD receptions, including a 4-yarder in the fourth quarter that made it an 11-point game. Matt Forte ran for 117 yards.

It was the first win at home this season for the Bears, as they were able to hold the Vikings to 243 yards, putting up 468 of their own.

Sunday the Bears will host the two-win Buccaneers, who defeated the Redskins on the road Sunday.

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