- Kevin Seifert, NFL Nation
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Most of the discussion entering Sunday's game at the Metrodome centered on the mistakes of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder. But as the third quarter draws to a close, the difference at this point is two interceptions from Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Vikings safety Harrison Smith just caught a Cutler overthrow in his chest and returned it 56 yards for a touchdown, giving the Vikings a two-touchdown lead at 21-7. In the first quarter, you might remember, Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson returned an interception 44 yards to the Bears' 5-yard line to set up their second touchdown.
Ponder has thrown for 75 yards in this game, but at this point that low total isn't keeping the Vikings from holding a lead.