He went down fighting. The Bears were given little chance coming into the game, having lost six of their last seven entering the NFC North showdown. Then they pulled a rabbit out of a hat, jumping on the division champs early and holding on for the victory. True, Smith's defense gave up 30 points in a half, but guys like Hunter Hillenmeyer and Mark Anderson stepped up when the Bears needed it most. Hillenmeyer's strip of Vikings star Adrian Peterson gave Jay Cutler the opportunity to hit Devin Aromashodu with the game-winning, 39-yard touchdown strike in overtime.
Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune
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