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Peterson, Vikings beat Bears 23-20 in overtime on Walsh's FG after missed kick by each team

  • Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery catches a 46-yard touchdown pass over Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (20) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery catches a 46-yard touchdown pass over Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (20) during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, center, runs from Chicago Bears defenders James Anderson, left, and Chris Conte, right, during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, center, runs from Chicago Bears defenders James Anderson, left, and Chris Conte, right, during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, left, is sacked by Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, left, is sacked by Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

Blair Walsh's 34-yard field goal with 1:43 left in overtime gave the Minnesota Vikings a 23-20 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday after both teams missed kicks in the extra period.

Adrian Peterson rushed 35 times for 211 yards for the Vikings (3-8-1), who tied Green Bay the previous week. Peterson had two 11-yard runs on the final drive to get well within range for Walsh, who missed a 57-yard try earlier in overtime.

Walsh had to kick that one because Rhett Ellison was called for a 15-yard face-mask penalty to wipe out a 39-yard make by Walsh that would've ended the game.

The Bears (6-6) then reached the 29-yard line, but coach Marc Trestman called for a field goal on second-and-7. Robbie Gould's 47-yarder went wide right.

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