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Bears vs. Vikings score: Chicago still trails Minnesota, 21-7

Taking a page from Chicago's book, the Vikings returned a Jay Cutler interception for a touchdown in the third quarter. Now the Bears will need to put together quite the comeback in the fourth quarter to avoid defeat.

Hannah Foslien

The Chicago Bears trail the Minnesota Vikings, 21-7, after three quarters at Mall of America Field on Sunday afternoon. Chicago's defense has tightened up after a weak start, but another costly interception by Jay Cutler has Chicago in an unfortunate position going into the final quarter.

If the Bears are going to come back and win this game, they'll need Cutler at his best, but he's a big part of why they're behind after throwing a pick-six late in the third quarter. Looking for Brandon Marshall over the middle, Cutler completely overthrew the ball, which Harrison Smith caught and returned 56 yards for a Vikings touchdown.

Chicago has actually outgained Minnesota by a good amount so far in the game, 294 total yards to 204, but penalties and Cutler's two interceptions have proven to be especially costly. Unless the Bears' defense can make some big plays of its own soon, Cutler will need to put together quite the comeback to avoid a second straight defeat for Chicago.