Adrian Peterson rushed for 100 yards but 36 of those came on one carry and the Minnesota franchise tailback never took over a game that was the Vikings’ to win.
Pass protection was shaky in the first half, culminating in a sack and strip by Jared Allen that was returned 61 yards by Brian Robison.
Jay Cutler completed 28 of 39 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns, the last at the end of a game-winning drive.
Calm in the clutch starts at the top.
The overall of the coaching staff was to maintain some measure of calm in a game that was anything but.