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12-18-2007, 07:21 AM
Vikings 20, Bears 13: A second-half renewal (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/12574811.html)

Two second-half touchdowns by Adrian Peterson salvaged a victory in which the Vikings made four turnovers. The defense shut out Chicago after halftime without Antoine Winfield, who left because of a shoulder injury.

By KEVIN SEIFERT, Star Tribune

Last update: December 18, 2007 - 7:01 AM

12-18-2007, 07:22 AM
Broken play fixes it all up (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/12583026.html)

The Vikings' Adrian Peterson was handcuffed in the first half but broke through in the second.

By MARK CRAIG, Star Tribune

Last update: December 18, 2007 - 12:09 AM

The game-winning touchdown was a botched play...

12-18-2007, 07:24 AM
Patrick Reusse: Bears dust off Orton just in time to aid Purple's push (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/12580341.html)

The Chicago defense was up to the task, but its former third-string quarterback was not.


Last update: December 18, 2007 - 1:22 AM

12-18-2007, 07:25 AM
Jim Souhan: Jackson struggles, reminding us he's still a project (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/12580231.html)

The Vikings are 8-2 with Jackson as a starter, but he hasn't yet shown what it takes to be a playoff quarterback.

By JIM SOUHAN, Star Tribune

Last update: December 18, 2007 - 12:40 AM

This was the kind of game that can send your average NFL defensive back in search of the comforts of recreational drugs.....

12-18-2007, 07:27 AM
Vikings manage to contain Hester (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/12580291.html)

Devin Hester burned Minnesota in three earlier meetings, and Minnesota coaches were determined to not let that happen again.

By JUDD ZULGAD, Star Tribune

Last update: December 18, 2007 - 12:11 AM

The Vikings coaching staff played it coy last week when asked if they would put the ball in the hands of Chicago's ultra-dangerous return man Devin Hester on Monday night.....

12-18-2007, 07:28 AM
Bollinger makes it work (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/12583556.html)

The backup quarterback jumped in when starter Tarvaris Jackson cramped up -- and he was able to turn a potentially disastrous miscommunication into a score-making opportunity.

By JUDD ZULGAD, Star Tribune

Last update: December 18, 2007 - 12:11 AM

12-18-2007, 07:32 AM
Even when Adrian Peterson's wrong, it turns out right for Vikings (http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_7747978)

Rookie turns busted play into another highlight

Pioneer Press

Article Last Updated: 12/18/2007 01:27:50 AM CST

Adrian Peterson didn't set the world on fire in his Monday night debut....

12-18-2007, 07:33 AM
'Back to reality' Vikings stumble, bumble and survive a shaky night (http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_7747951)

Pioneer Press

Article Last Updated: 12/18/2007 01:23:51 AM CST

The Vikings did all they could to give away their first prime-time game of the season....

12-18-2007, 07:37 AM
Minnesota Vikings defense keeps fighting against Chicago Bears (http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_7747977)

Slow start doesn't deter Minnesota's run stoppers

Pioneer Press

Article Last Updated: 12/18/2007 01:27:47 AM CST

Monday night was a prime-time opportunity for the Vikings' defense to exploit a vulnerable opponent and a rusty Kyle Orton, Chicago's erstwhile No. 3 quarterback who had not taken a snap in a game since the 2005 season finale.........

12-18-2007, 07:39 AM
Grading the Vikings vs. the Bears (http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_7747980)

Don Seeholzer
Pioneer Press

Article Last Updated: 12/18/2007 01:27:59 AM CST

It wasn't a great night for Tarvaris Jackson, who threw three interceptions while compiling a passer rating of 50.0. Jackson also was credited with a lost fumble on an aborted handoff to Adrian Peterson.....

12-18-2007, 07:41 AM
Powers: Vikings season is fully reanimated (http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_7747976)

Pioneer Press

Article Last Updated: 12/18/2007 01:27:43 AM CST

It's alive!

The Vikings put the finishing touches on their reanimation Monday night. Given up for dead, they completed their crawl from the tomb and into the national spotlight....

12-18-2007, 07:46 AM
Vikings top Bears, retain control of wild card (http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=319756)


Posted: December 17, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Trampled by Adrian Peterson the last time they met, Brian Urlacher and the Chicago Bears figured out how to stop Minnesota's star rookie for the better part of three quarters...

12-18-2007, 07:51 AM
Quotes from Vikings Stadium (http://www.suntimes.com/sports/football/bears/701759,quotes121707.article)

December 17, 2007


Post-game quotes from Vikings Stadium.

Kyle Orton

We lost the game so there are no positives..

12-18-2007, 09:54 AM
Some very nice reads and of course alot of the same ole drivel.
Thanks for putting them all in one spot my friend.