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Cutler, Bears Beat Vikings
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jay Cutler had 237 yards and three touchdown passes, Devin Hester had two big returns and the Chicago Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-13 on Sunday to tie Green Bay for the NFC North lead.

It was a rough day for Brett Favre and the Vikings (3-6), who needed to win and beat the Packers next week to jump back into the division race.

Favre had 170 yards passing after getting a career-best 446 last week against Arizona, when Minnesota wiped out a late 14-point deficit and beat the Cardinals in overtime. This time, there were no late rallies.

Favre threw three interceptions -- all in the second half -- and two late in the game that wiped out whatever chance the Vikings had at a comeback. Chicago held Adrian Peterson to 51 yards rushing.

Cutler completed 22 of 35 passes with two interceptions, but his 19-yard TD pass to Kellen Davis made it 27-13 in the fourth quarter.

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