The Bears did some good things on offense against the Vikings, especially when they ran the no-huddle and let Jay Cutler pick apart the zone. It looked like Chicago might even keep the game tight, after Cutler’s pretty touchdown pass to Johnny Knox tied it at 7-7 early in the second.
Unfortunately, the Bears did some very bad things too. Cutler threw a pick in the endzone – or, should I say, another pick – and saw Johnny Knox fumble the ball to the Vikes on a kick-off return. These miscues, coupled with a tipped-ball interception on a play that could easily have been pass interference on the Vikes, helped Minnesota take a 24-7 lead by the halftime break.
And all with rock legend Prince watching from one of the Metrodome‘s notoriously crappy luxury boxes.
Prince, if he was in fact paying attention to the game, also got to witness an epic two quarters of football from Brett Favre, who threw for 256 yards and 3 touchdowns on a staggering 31 attempts. I wouldn’t worry about Brett wearing out his arm though; if things keep going they way they have, he’ll be sitting out the fourth quarter just like last week.
And Prince will be able to climb into his limo early and beat the traffic.