A big turnover, porous run defense and the continued barrage of injuries have the Chicago Bears trailing the Minnesota Vikings, 14-7, going into halftime Sunday afternoon. A late touchdown drive powered by Jay Cutler sliced the Vikings' lead in half, but it's been a particularly uneven performance so far by Chicago.
Adrian Peterson plowed through the Bears' defense throughout the first half, finishing with 125 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. The Vikings haven't done much in the passing game, but Peterson alone has been enough to keep Chicago behind.
Cutler has made a lot of good plays so far, but he also made a painful mistake in throwing an interception to Josh Robinson early in the first quarter. That put Minnesota inside the Bears' 10-yard line, handing the Vikings an easy score to stretch their lead to 14-0.
The Bears' quarterback has had to play with a struggling offensive line so far, though, an issue that's plagued Chicago's offense all season. Cutler has still completed 12 of 20 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown despite the difficulties.