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Monday, December 28, 2009
Why were the Bears throwing?

By Kevin Seifert

CHICAGO -- That’s my question after Minnesota quarterback Cedric Griffin intercepted Jay Cutler on the next-to-last play of the third quarter here at Soldier Field. Holding a 10-point lead, and with receiver Johnny Knox in the locker room after what appeared to be a serious ankle injury, shouldn’t the Bears have been trying to run some time off the clock?

It’s not like the Bears haven’t had any success running the ball in this game. They have 94 rushing yards through three quarters. But after the Cutler interception, a terribly thrown ball, the Vikings have the ball at midfield.