Vikings beat clock for rare Chicago W
CHICAGO — Adrian Peterson's legs, Blair Walsh's foot and Teddy Bridgewater's poise lifted Minnesota to a rare Windy City win. With no time to spare, either.
Peterson ran for 103 yards and Walsh kicked a 36-yard field goal as time expired to lift Minnesota past Chicago, where the Vikings had dropped seven straight.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler rolled right and plowed over safety Harrison Smith for a 4-yard score with 4:55 left. But Bridgewater led two late scoring drives as Minnesota won its third straight.
"We fight no matter if we're down 10, 15, 20 — guys continue to fight," Peterson said.
Rookie receiver Stefon Diggs turned a short pass into a 40-yard score when he spun around Bears cornerback Sherrick McManis and went up the left side, tying it with 1:49 left. After Chicago punted, Bridgewater hit a leaping Charles Johnson for a 35-yard pass to the Bears 27. Two plays later Walsh hit the winner, pumping his right arm as the ball went through the uprights.