Bears wrap up division; defeat Vikings with Favre

By KBJR News 1

December 21, 2010 Updated Dec 21, 2010 at 2:33 PM CDT

Minneapolis (Northlands NewsCenter) - After having his 297-consecutive starts streak snapped last weekend, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre returned for the Vikings. However, his playing time and success were short-lived, as Minnesota fell to the Chicago Bears 40-14 at TCF Bank Stadium on Monday night.

Favre led the Vikings to an opening-drive touchdown, completing a 23-yard touchdown pass to Percy Harvin for a 7-0 lead. Favre would later have a pass deflected and intercepted and get knocked out of the game to end his night. Favre officially completed 5 of 7 passes for 63 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Rookie quarterback Joe Webb completed 15 of 26 passes for 129 yards with two interceptions. Webb also had a third quarter touchdown run.

With the win, the Bears wrapped up the NFC North division title. That means, the Green Bay Packers will have to win the Wild Card to reach the post season. The Packers host the New York Giants on Sunday, with the last wild card position on the line.

At halftime of the Vikings game, the team recognized the 50 greatest Vikings of all-time, including Superior natives Doug Sutherland and Bud Grant. Tom Hansen has more on the duo in this week's Sammy's Pizza Turn back the Clock.

Posted by Joe Dufek
jdufek@northlandsnewscente.com

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