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A special teams debacle for Minnesota

10/19/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
CHICAGO -- Maybe Minnesota should ship out all of their special teams and not just punter Chris Kluwe.

The Vikings just handed Chicago its second special teams touchdown of the game. Punt returner Charles Gordon allowed a Brad Maynard punt to bounce off his arm for a muff. The ball rolled about five yards into the end zone, where the Bears' Zackary Bowman fell on it for a touchdown.

The Vikings are driving up and down the field on the Bears, and their offense rolled up 162 yards through the middle of the second quarter. But the special teams disasters have the Bears ahead 24-17.

See the preceding post for an account of Kluwe's earlier circus act.