NFL: Minnesota 23, Chicago 20 (OT)

Dec. 1, 2013 at 5:14 PM   |   0 comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Blair Walsh kicked a 34-yard field goal with 1:47 remaining in overtime Sunday, handing the Minnesota Vikings a comeback 23-20 win over Chicago.

Adrian Peterson rushed for 211 yards on 35 carries and set up the game-winning boot with an 11-yard run in the extra frame for Minnesota (2-8-1).

Walsh had kicked an apparent game-winning field goal earlier in the overtime, but it was nullified by a face mask penalty on Rhett Ellison -- he then missed a 57-yard try.

The Minnesota kicker had forced overtime with a score-tying, 30-yard boot with 24 seconds left in regulation.

Matt Cassel went 20-of-33 through the air for 243 yards, a touchdown and interception after replacing Christian Ponder in the first half. Ponder exited with a possible concussion after he was hit in the head by Chicago lineman Shea McClellin.

Josh McCown completed 23-of-36 passes for 355 yards with a pair of TD passes to Alshon Jeffery for the Bears (6-6), who missed a chance to pull even with NFC North-leading Detroit.

Jeffery racked up 249 receiving yards on 12 catches.

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