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Big returns aplenty in Vikings-Bears

By Mike Wilkening

Sunday’s Vikings-Bears game has not lacked for excitement.

Three return touchdowns were scored in the first half — two by the Vikings, one by the Bears — in a game currently led 24-21 by Chicago in the third quarter.

The Vikings’ return scores came on a 105-yard Cordarrelle Patterson kickoff return to start the game and a 61-yard Brian Robison second-quarter fumble return after Jared Allen sacked Jay Cutler and stripped him of the ball.

The Bears’ return TD was courtesy of Tim Jennings, who picked off Christian Ponder and returned it 44 yards in the second quarter.

The Bears also got kickoff returns of 80 and 78 yards from Devin Hester in the first half.

Some television viewers may have missed parts of the Minnesota-Chicago game, however. The Fox telecast appeared to endure some technical difficulties in the first half, especially toward the end of the second quarter. However, the telecast was up and running in the third quarter.


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