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NFL Featured Game of the Week - Vikings/Bears

On this page we will give a score by score breakdown of the PossessionPoints stat as the game progresses. Each week we will do this for the Sunday night game. There will be the familiar PossessionPoints game chart as well as written explanations.

If you want to know what to expect on this page. See:  Week 1,  Week 2Week 3, Week 4 or Week 5.
There are links to past season "Feature Game" pages at the bottom of this page.

Featured Game Week 6 - Minnesota Vikings At Chicago Bears

     This is the second nationally televised game in a row for Chicago. Last week they were the Monday night game and Jay Cutler got hit more than a piñata at a birthday party. The Vikings looked like perhaps they had found themselves in the last game while Chicago is struggling both on offense and defense some recently. This is a division matchup which always brings out the best in players and both teams have to feel a sense of urgency with their two other division foes both off to 5-0 starts. Should be a fun game for a football fan to watch. 
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Future
Bears 0 0.0 0.0 0.0  
Jay Cutler and the Bears start off fast. He hit a big pass to culminate a quick drive. For the record the Bears kept Cutler upright in the first drive, if they can do that the whole game they will probably win.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 0 0.0 -8.5 8.5 1Q
Bears 7 8.5 8.5 0.0 12:17
The Bears defense scores with a safety against McNabb. Safeties like returns have no PossessionPoints associated with them.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 0 0.0 -8.5 8.5 1Q
Bears 9 8.5 8.5 0.0 6:52
The Bears take the free kick following the safety and march down the field for their second touchdown. This drive consumed a little more time so the Bears now have 31 PossessionPoints for the game.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 0 0.0 -31.0 31.0 1Q
Bears 16 31.0 31.0 0.0 3:39
The Vikings finally get on the scoreboard but they only came up with a field goal. That won't help them close the more than two touchdown deficit they put themselves in.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 3 24.1 -6.9 31.0 2Q
Bears 16 31.0 6.9 24.1 12:37
Following a terrible punt by the Vikings the Bears got a short field to work with. One minute and 23 seconds later they had their third TD of the first half. This game could get out of hand if the Vikings don't wake up.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 3 24.1 -18.0 42.1 2Q
Bears 23 42.1 18.0 24.1 6:41
The Bears get another field goal so they are back to a 23 point lead. The Vikings have scored that many points in a half this year, but up till now that has been first halfs.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 3 24.1 -23.8 47.9 2Q
Bears 26 47.9 23.8 24.1 0:28
The Vikings got a sack/fumble then drove into the endzone for their first TD of the game.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 10 45.7 -2.2 47.9 3Q
Bears 26 47.9 2.2 45.7 10:23
The Vikings' joy was short lived. Devin Hester took the kickoff for a TD and a very quick answer. This is shaping up to be the kind of game that produces a "lucky dog". We'll talk more about that later perhaps.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 10 45.7 -2.2 47.9 3Q
Bears 33 47.9 2.2 45.7 10:09
This is starting to get out of hand. The Bears are still a little way from the "green" but at least they are out of the red now. They still aren't piling up the PossessionPoints but they are lighting up the scoreboard.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 10 45.7 -15.1 60.8 3Q
Bears 36 60.8 15.1 45.7 5:44
The Bears get one more field goal. This game was iced a while ago this just adds to it. The Bears Defense gets the top PossessionPoints scores for this game.
Team Points Offense Effect Net Effect Defense Effect Time of Last Score
Vikings 10 45.7 -40.4 86.1 4Q/ Final
Bears 39 86.1 40.4 45.7 14:50



More Past Feature games:

2010: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12, Week 13, Week 14

2009:  Week 10 , Week 11 , Week 12, Week 13 Week14, Week 15 or Week 16