Rapid Reaction: Bears 48, Vikings 41

October, 19, 2008
10/19/08
4:15
PM ET

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

CHICAGO -- This isn't the way we do things here in the Black and Blue division.

We run and push and shove and slop and gouge, but one thing we don't do is sprint up and down the field on Sunday afternoons.

But, there's no other way to describe the way Chicago and Minnesota exploded for a total of 89 points and 775 yards Sunday at Soldier Field. The Bears hadn't scored 48 points since the 1986 season.

The Vikings scored 41 points last season against the New York Giants, but three of their touchdowns came on interception returns. Sunday, the Vikings were the ones giving up free scores. They made three huge mistakes on special teams, essentially giving the Bears 17 points.

In total, the Vikings had five turnovers.

But the Bears were not innocent bystanders to all this; Chicago quarterback Kyle Orton continued his takeover of the Bears offense with a pair of touchdown passes. The Bears will hit their bye week at a good time, hoping their decimated secondary has a chance to get healthy. The Vikings have a bye as well. Maybe it's time for a special teams boot camp.

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