facebook
twitter
search
search

NFL: Minnesota 21, Chicago 14

Dec. 9, 2012 at 5:03 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Adrian Peterson ran for a pair of 1-yard scores in the first quarter Sunday and Minnesota kept its playoff hopes alive with a 21-14 win over Chicago.

Peterson racked up another 100-yard-plus rushing game for the Vikings (7-6), rambling for 154 yards on 31 carries in the victory against their NFC North rivals.

Christian Ponder helped Minnesota snap a two-game skid despite completing just 11-for-17 passes for with 91 yards with an interception.

The struggling Bears (8-5), meanwhile, fell for the fourth time in five games.

Jay Cutler was picked off twice en route to a 260-yard passing performance while Brandon Marshall made a 10 catches for 160 yards and a score in the loss.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Women's World Cup: U.S. inspired for rematch vs. Japan
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
Report: Los Angeles Lakers on verge of acquiring Hibbert
LeBron, Cleveland Cavaliers not talking just yet
San Antonio Spurs optimistic about Ginobili returning