At a site traditionally seen as a house of horrors and a really ugly one at that, the Bears pulled out a rare win at the Metrodome Sunday. The defense came up big as usual. Adawale Ogunleye recovered a Chester Taylor fumble to set up a last-minute Rex Grossman 24-yard strike to Rashied Davis for a 19-16 win. The Bears (3-0) took sole possession of first in the NFC North with the win.
Perhaps most impressive was the Bears’ resilience. They overcame a gift-wrapped Rex Grossman interception returned for a touchdown by Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield, giving Minnesota a 13-9 fourth quarter lead.
“We faced some adversity, but I think it says a lot about our offense and defense,” Grossman said. “This is a tough place to play, being a dump of a facility and all.”
The Bears offense moved the ball throughout the game but could not find the end zone. Kicker Robbie Gould kept the game close, making all four field goal attempts.
The win was the Bears’ first at Minnesota since 2001. Despite the big win, the Bears don’t have time to savor the victory as the defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks come to Soldier Field next Sunday night.
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Bears fans who wished they could listen to fingers on a chalk board instead of Fox analyst Tony Siragusa.