As we enter the final weekend of the 2022 Bears season, we’ve got one more look back in the Bears Rewind series. We’re going back to 2009 when the Bears hosted the Minnesota Vikings in one of the more underrated games I can remember, a frigidly cold final home game of the season for the Bears on Monday Night Football.
The only score of the opening quarter was a 22-yard field goal by Robbie Gould after a solid opening drive stalled in the red zone for Jay Cutler and the Bears. But while Chicago would take a 3-0 lead into the second quarter, the fun had only begun.
The Bears would put together three scoring drives in the second quarter including a Cutler touchdown pass to Greg Olsen and two more Robbie Gould field goals to give the Bears a 16-0 lead at halftime.
Minnesota answered in the third with a pair of touchdowns, one by Adrian Peterson on the ground, and one through the air compliments of Brett Favre. Sandwiched in between was a Desmond Clark touchdown catch, and the Bears led the Vikings 23-13 heading into the fourth quarter.
That’s where things got really wild.
After a 20-yard touchdown pass to Earl Bennett by Jay Cutler, the Bears led the Vikings 30-13. Minnesota would score two touchdowns and a field goal down the stretch to tie the game at 30-a-piece and force overtime.
Then Jay Cutler ended it with this beauty of a toss to Devin Aromashodu:
Beating the Viking is sweet. Beating Brett Favre is better. And doing both on a walk-off touchdown pass in overtime was the icing on the cake and a nice end-of-season treat for fans that had endured a losing season in Chicago in 2009.
You can watch the full highlights here: