(CHICAGO) — Jay Cutler returned from a one-game absence and helped lead the Chicago Bears to a 28-10 stomp-down of the Minnesota Vikings.
Cutler completed 23 of 31 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown, and receiver Brandon Marshall caught 12 balls for 92 yards in the win.
“Jay Cutler was outstanding with his play coming back after a week off,” Bears head coach Lovie Smith said. “Brandon Marshall caught a lot of balls. Just like what the offense was able to do. It didn’t even have a lot of yards but it just kept us where we needed to be in the football game.
Cutler missed a game while recovering from a concussion.
The win did come at a cost for the Bears. Devin Hester, Matt Forte, Charles Tillman and two offensive guards went down with injuries.
The Bears (8-3) host the Seattle Seahawks next weekend, while the Vikings (6-5) take a trip to Green Bay to play the Packers.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN