Bears seal win with touchdown pass with 10 seconds left.
A last-gasp touchdown pass from Jay Cutler ensured that the Chicago Bears sealed a thrilling 31-30 win over the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on Sunday.
Having led the Bears from an 11-point deficit to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1, Cutler did it again on Sunday to the delight of the home crowd.
The Bears quarterback fired in a 16-yard touchdown pass to Martellus Bennett with 10 seconds remaining to secure the win, with team-mate Brandon Marshall labelling Cutler “ice cold” and “Mr. Fourth Quarter”.
Despite committing four turnovers, Chicago remain undefeated under new coach Marc Trestman, with Cutler completing 28 of 39 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns.
While he was also intercepted twice and got stripped by Jared Allen on a sack, the 30-year-old was again the hero for the Bears who will be delighted with his ability to bounce back and deliver under intense pressure in the final seconds of the game.
It followed a thrilling start to proceedings on Sunday, with both teams registering touchdowns within the first three minutes.
While the Vikings appeared to have taken control heading into the final few minutes, the Bears weren’t to be denied despite trailing by six with just over three minutes remaining as Trestman continues his winning start to life as head coach.
They’ll look to continue their good form away at the Pittsburgh Steelers next weekend, while the Vikings will hope to bounce back from two defeats when they host the Cleveland Browns.