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CHICAGO —A 40-yard touchdown catch-and-run by Stefon Diggs, a 35-yard grab by Charles Johnson in the final minute and a 36-yard field goal by Blair Walsh on the game's final play lifted the Vikings to a 23-20 comeback win over the Bears.
Contained like Chicago traffic for much of the game, Minnesota busted loose with key plays down the stretch to win at Soldier Field for the first time since 2007.
Walsh blasted the ball through the uprights for his third field goal of the day and 13th in a row one play after a 9-yard rush Adrian Peterson (20 carries, 103 yards).
Johnson, however, set up the game-winner by high-pointing the football from Teddy Bridgewater.
Diggs has been electrifying throughout his rookie season and provided a defibrillator with the Vikings down. He caught the ball at the 30-yard line and spun around. Bears CB Sherrick McManis slipped to the turf, giving Diggs daylight for his footrace to the left corner of the end zone.
Jay Cutler's 4-yard touchdown on a scramble put the Bears up 20-13 with 4:55 left in the game.
The Vikings capitalized early in the fourth quarter on advantageous starting field position after a missed 51-yard field goal by Robbie Gould with a 29-yard drive that ended with a 48-yard field goal by Walsh.
Minnesota controlled much of the first half, but Kyle Fuller's interception and 15-yard return of a Bridgewater pass in the final two minutes of the first half gave the Bears the ball at the Minnesota 34-yard line and enabled Chicago to tie the game at 10 at halftime. Chicago did so with consecutive completions from Cutler to Alshon Jeffery that included extending beyond Xavier Rhodes for a 21-yard touchdown.
Marcus Sherels put the Vikings on the board in the first quarter with a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown. It was the third score on a punt return during his five-year career, placing him atop the Vikings record books.
Vikings rookie Danielle Hunter walled off Bears punter Patrick O'Donnell for the final strides by Sherels. Hunter recorded his first full sack on the previous play when he dropped Jay Cutler for a loss of 3.
The Bears got on the board first, gaining 17 yards in six plays, which was good enough to get a 55-yard field goal by Gould. The Bears took possession at the Chicago 47 when a punt muffed by returner Marc Mariani bounced out of reach for a diving Adam Thielen and out of bounds.
The Vikings improved to 56-51-2 all-time against the Bears and 22-30-2 on the road.