Cutler leads Bears over Vikings in OT

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

CHICAGO -- Brett Favre got the Minnesota Vikings to overtime. The Chicago Bears got the victory.

Jay Cutler threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Devin Aromashodu 9 minutes into overtime, and the Bears beat the fading Vikings 36-30 on Monday to give the New Orleans Saints homefield advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

Nick Roach recovered a fumble by Adrian Peterson following a catch, setting up Cutler's fourth touchdown pass of the game and sending Minnesota (11-4) to its third loss in four games.

This one prevented the Vikings from locking up a first-round playoff bye.

Favre led them on a 68-yard touchdown drive after the Bears regained the lead, connecting with a leaping, twisting Sidney Rice on a 6-yard pass on fourth down that tied it at 30 with 16 seconds left in regulation.

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