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Even a lopsided win was painful for the Chicago Bears.
They got Jay Cutler back after missing a game with a concussion, only to lose three more stars to injuries in a 28-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
Devin Hester left the game with a concussion. Matt Forte and Charles Tillman exited with ankle injuries, and if that weren't enough, the Bears also lost both starting guards.
That certainly tempered the good feelings for the Bears on a day that Cutler threw for 188 yards and a touchdown to lead the Bears.
Tied with Green Bay for the NFC North lead and just a game ahead of Minnesota (6-5) coming in, the Bears (8-3) grabbed a 25-3 halftime lead thanks to Cutler's pinpoint passing. The defense held Adrian Peterson in check early on, although he finished with 108 yards rushing.
Chicago also came away with three more takeaways to increase its total from a league-leading 30 entering the game.
''It was a game we had to have,'' coach Lovie Smith ...
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The Chicago Bears got back on track Sunday with a 28 – 10 win over the Vikings. After losing two weeks in a row, all units of the Bears showed solid coordination and smooth execution. Cutler’s return clearly had a positive impact. The offensive line only gave up one sack and was well synchronized on the big plays.
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Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is starting Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings after missing a game because of a concussion.
Cutler was limited in practice this week. He left the game against Houston two weeks ago after a helmet-to-helmet hit by the Texans' Tim Dobbins and did not make the trip to San Francisco, where the Bears were blown out on Monday.
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Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has passed his final concussion test. He'll be active for Sunday's game against the Vikings. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora, CBSFantasy Spin:Fantasy owners can let out a sigh of relief. Cutler threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns in his one game against the Vikings last season.
"It doesn't mean anything, it's just something."
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Two key players have been questionable heading into week 12 of the NFL regular season. Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has been dealing with lasting effects of a concussion suffered against the Houston Texans. Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones has been nursing an ankle injury and while he did play a limited number of snaps last week, he was officially listed as questionable.
CHICAGO -- On the Bears' first two offensive plays against Minnesota on Sunday, quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte botched a handoff for a lost fumble, and Cutler tripped over a teammate and sacked himself for a five-yard loss. But the Vikings couldn't do much with the opportunities, and Cutler then unleashed an effective short passing game, the even more...