The 2009 Chicago Bears season was the franchise's 90th season overall in the National Football League. The Bears had looked to improve upon their 9–7 record from 2008 and return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2006 season, but failed to do so for the third consecutive season. The team finished 7–9, and third in the NFC North. This season is Lovie Smith's sixth season as the team's head coach. The Bears played all their home games at Soldier Field.
|2009 Chicago Bears season|
|Head coach||Lovie Smith|
|General manager||Jerry Angelo|
|Owner||The McCaskey Family|
|Home field||Soldier Field|
|Division place||3rd NFC North|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
|Pro Bowlers||LB Lance Briggs|
KR Johnny Knox
|AP All-Pros||Lance Briggs (2nd team)|
|3||68||Jarron Gilbert||Defensive Tackle||San Jose State|
|3||99||Juaquin Iglesias||Wide Receiver||Oklahoma|
|4||105||Henry Melton||Defensive End||Texas|
|5||140||Johnny Knox||Wide Receiver||Abilene Christian|
|5||154||Marcus Freeman||Linebacker||Ohio State|
|6||190||Al Afalava||Safety||Oregon State|
|7||246||Lance Louis||Tight End / Offensive Lineman||San Diego State|
|7||251||Derek Kinder||Wide Receiver||Pittsburgh|
|Date signed||2009 team|
|S||Mike Brown||UFA||June 24, 2009||Kansas City Chiefs|
|QB||Rex Grossman||UFA||June 12, 2009||Houston Texans|
|CB||Marcus Hamilton||ERFA||March 12, 2009||Chicago Bears|
|RB||Kevin Jones||UFA||March 6, 2009||Chicago Bears|
|WR||Brandon Lloyd||UFA||June 15, 2009||Denver Broncos|
|S||Brandon McGowan||UFA||May 5, 2009||New England Patriots|
|LB||Nick Roach||ERFA||March 16, 2009||Chicago Bears|
|OT||John St. Clair||UFA||March 17, 2009||Cleveland Browns|
|RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent|
The Bears hired former Detroit Lions head coach, Rod Marinelli, to be their defensive line and assistant head coach. Bob Babich became the linebackers coach again after Lloyd Lee was fired. However, Babich even though he is still the Defensive Coordinator was stripped of his play calling duties in favor of Head Coach Lovie Smith. Jon Hoke was hired as defensive backs coach.
|Chicago Bears 2009 opening training camp roster|
79 Active, 0 Inactive
|Chicago Bears 2009 week 1 roster|
53 Active, 5 Inactive, 8 PS
|2009 Chicago Bears final roster|
|Chicago Bears 2009 staff|
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
|Final score||Team record|
|1||Saturday, Aug. 15||6:00 p.m.||at Buffalo Bills||L 27–20||0–1||Ralph Wilson Stadium||||WFLD|
|2||Saturday, Aug. 22||7:00 p.m.||New York Giants||W 17–3||1–1||Soldier Field||||WFLD|
|3||Sunday, Aug. 30||7:00 p.m.||at Denver Broncos||W 27–17||2–1||INVESCO Field at Mile High||||NBC|
|4||Thursday, Sept. 3||7:00 p.m.||Cleveland Browns||W 26–23||3–1||Soldier Field||||WFLD|
|Final score||Team record|
|1||September 13||7:20 p.m.||at Green Bay Packers||L 21–15||0–1||Lambeau Field||Recap||NBC|
|2||September 20||3:15 p.m.||Pittsburgh Steelers||W 17–14||1–1||Soldier Field||Recap||CBS|
|3||September 27||3:05 p.m.||at Seattle Seahawks||W 25–19||2–1||Qwest Field||Recap||Fox|
|4||October 4||12:00 p.m.||Detroit Lions||W 48–24||3–1||Soldier Field||Recap||Fox|
|6||October 18||7:20 p.m.||at Atlanta Falcons||L 21–14||3–2||Georgia Dome||Recap||NBC|
|7||October 25||3:15 p.m.||at Cincinnati Bengals||L 45–10||3–3||Paul Brown Stadium||Recap||Fox|
|8||November 1||12:00 p.m.||Cleveland Browns||W 30–6||4–3||Soldier Field||Recap||CBS|
|9||November 8||12:00 p.m.||Arizona Cardinals||L 41–21||4–4||Soldier Field||Recap||Fox|
|10||Nov. 12 (Thursday)||7:20 p.m.||at San Francisco 49ers||L 10–6||4–5||Candlestick Park||Recap||NFLN|
|11||November 22||7:20 p.m.||Philadelphia Eagles||L 24–20||4–6||Soldier Field||Recap||NBC|
|12||November 29||3:15 p.m.||at Minnesota Vikings||L 36–10||4–7||Metrodome||Recap||Fox|
|13||December 6||12:00 p.m.||St. Louis Rams||W 17–9||5–7||Soldier Field||Recap||Fox|
|14||December 13||12:00 p.m.||Green Bay Packers||L 21–14||5–8||Soldier Field||Recap||Fox|
|15||December 20||3:15 p.m.||at Baltimore Ravens||L 31–7||5–9||M&T Bank Stadium||Recap||Fox|
|16||Dec. 28 (Monday)||7:30 p.m.||Minnesota Vikings||W 36–30 OT||6–9||Soldier Field||Recap||ESPN|
|17||January 3, 2010||12:00 p.m.||at Detroit Lions||W 37–23||7–9||Ford Field||Recap||Fox|
| Note: All times Central.|
Division games are in bold text. All game dates are on Sunday unless indicated otherwise.
|(2) Minnesota Vikings||12||4||0||.750||5–1||9–3||470||312||W1|
|(5) Green Bay Packers||11||5||0||.688||4–2||9–3||461||297||W2|
|Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers|
The Bears began their season at Lambeau Field for a Sunday night battle with their hated rival, the Green Bay Packers. After a scoreless first quarter, Chicago trailed early as Packers kicker Mason Crosby got a 52-yard field goal. The Bears would respond with safety Danieal Manning sacking quarterback Aaron Rodgers in his own endzone for a safety, but Green Bay would respond as running back Ryan Grant got a 1-yard touchdown run.
Chicago would take the lead in the third quarter as quarterback Jay Cutler completed a 36-yard pass to wide receiver Devin Hester, along with kicker Robbie Gould making a 47-yard field goal. Afterwards, the lead went back and forth in the fourth quarter. Crosby would kick a 39-yard field goal, while Gould nailed a 21-yard field goal. Afterwards, the Packers took the lead again as Rodgers completed a 50-yard touchdown pass and the following two-point conversion to wide receiver Greg Jennings. The Bears tried to rally, but an interception ended any hope of a comeback.
With the loss, Chicago began its season at 0–1.
Cutler's 4 interceptions were the most he had thrown in one game of his career, until week 10 against the 49ers.
|Pittsburgh Steelers at Chicago Bears|
Hoping to rebound from their Sunday night loss to the Packers, the Bears played their Week 2 home opener against the defending Super Bowl champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers took an early lead in the first quarter as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed a 1-yard TD pass to tight end Matt Spaeth, but the Bears immediately fired back in the second quarter as quarterback Jay Cutler completed a 7-yard TD pass to tight end Kellen Davis to tie the score 7–7.
In the third quarter, Pittsburgh retook the lead once more as Roethlisberger got a 2-yard run, but Chicago would rally in the fourth quarter as Cutler threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Johnny Knox. The Steelers would then miss 2 field goal attempts, as the Bears drive the ball down to Steelers territory, ending the drive with kicker Robbie Gould's 44-yard field goal, to give the Bears the lead. The Steelers then fumbled the ball on the ensuing kickoff, ending any chance for a last second hail mary.
With this win, the Bears improved to 1–1.
|Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks|
Coming off their home win over the Steelers, the Bears flew to Qwest Field for a Week 3 duel with the Seattle Seahawks. Chicago would trail in the first quarter as quarterback Seneca Wallace completed a 39-yard touchdown pass to running back Julius Jones, followed by kicker Olindo Mare's 46-yard field goal. Seattle would add onto their lead in the second quarter with Mare's 37-yard field goal, yet the Bears would answer with quarterback Jay Cutler's 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Greg Olsen.
Chicago would take the lead in the third quarter with Cutler's 7-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Johnny Knox, followed by kicker Robbie Gould's 37-yard field goal. The Seahawks would reply in the fourth quarter with Mare's 39-yard and 46-yard field goal, yet the Bears would prevail as Cutler completed a 36-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Devin Hester, followed by a 2-point conversion pass to wide receiver Earl Bennett. Afterwards, Chicago's defense would hold on for the win.
With the win, the Bears improved to 2–1.
|Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears|
Coming off their road win over the Seahawks, the Bears went home for a Week 4 NFC North duel with the Detroit Lions. Chicago surprisingly trailed early in the first quarter as Lions running back Kevin Smith got a 1-yard touchdown run. The Bears would answer with quarterback Jay Cutler's 5-yard touchdown run, yet Detroit came right back with quarterback Matthew Stafford's 14-yard touchdown pass to tight end Will Heller. Chicago would take the lead in the second quarter with Cutler's 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kellen Davis and a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Greg Olsen, yet the Lions would tie the game prior to halftime with Smith's 3-yard touchdown run.
The Bears would start the third quarter with a bang as rookie wide receiver Johnny Knox returned the half's opening kickoff 102 yards for a touchdown. Later on, kicker Robbie Gould would add onto Chicago's lead with a 52-yard and a 22-yard field goal. Detroit tried to rally in the fourth quarter with kicker Jason Hanson's 35-yard field goal, yet the Bears pulled away with running back Matt Forté's 37-yard touchdown run and running back Garrett Wolfe's 2-yard touchdown run.
With the win, Chicago would enter its bye week at 3–1.
|Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons|
Coming off their bye week, the Bears flew to the Georgia Dome for a Week 6 Sunday night duel with the Atlanta Falcons. Following a scoreless first quarter, Chicago delivered the game's opening strike in the second quarter with quarterback Jay Cutler completing a 23-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Johnny Knox. However, the Falcons would respond with quarterback Matt Ryan hooking up with wide receiver Roddy White on a 40-yard touchdown pass and finding tight end Tony Gonzalez on a 10-yard touchdown.
After a scoreless third quarter, the Bears tied the game in the fourth quarter with Cutler hooking up with tight end Greg Olsen on a 2-yard touchdown pass. However, Atlanta struck back with a 5-yard touchdown run from running back Michael Turner. Cutler would get Chicago's offense deep into Falcon territory, but Atlanta's defense would spoil the comeback.
With the loss, the Bears fell to 3–2.
|Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals|
Hoping to rebound from their Sunday night road loss to the Falcons, the Bears flew to Paul Brown Stadium for a Week 7 interconference duel with the Cincinnati Bengals. Chicago would trail early in the first quarter as Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer found wide receiver Chris Henry on a 9-yard touchdown pass and wide receiver Chad Ochocinco on an 8-yard touchdown pass. Things continued to get worse for the Bears as Palmer completed a 3-yard touchdown pass to tight end J.P. Foschi and an 8-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Laveranues Coles, followed by a 29-yard field goal from kicker Shayne Graham. Chicago would close out the half as kicker Robbie Gould booted a 22-yard field goal.
Afterwards, Cincinnati would pull away with Palmer finding Ochocinco again on a 13-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and former Bears running back Cedric Benson getting a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Chicago would end the game with quarterback Jay Cutler's 5-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Devin Hester.
With the loss, the Bears fell to 3–3.
|Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears|
Hoping to rebound from their horrendous road loss to the Bengals, the Bears went home for a Week 8 interconference duel with the Cleveland Browns. Before the game, a pregame ceremony was held for the late Walter Payton, who died exactly 10 years ago on November 1.
Chicago got off to a fast start in the first quarter as kicker Robbie Gould made a 37-yard and a 29-yard field goal. In the second quarter, the Bears would add onto their lead as Gould booted a 32-yard field goal, followed by running back Matt Forté got a 1-yard touchdown run. In the third quarter, the Browns would get onto their board with a 1-yard touchdown run by quarterback Derek Anderson (with a blocked PAT). Afterwards, Chicago would continue their dominating day with a 10-yard touchdown run by Forté. The Bears would then close out the game in the fourth quarter with cornerback Charles Tillman returning an interception 21 yards for a touchdown.
With the win, Chicago improved to 4–3.
|Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears|
Coming off their win over the Browns, the Bears stayed at home for a Week 9 duel with the Arizona Cardinals. Chicago would trail early in the first quarter as Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner hooked up with wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald on an 11-yard touchdown pass. The Bears would answer as quarterback Jay Cutler competed a 33-yard touchdown pass to tight end Greg Olsen, but Arizona came right back as Warner hooked up with tight end Ben Patrick on a 6-yard touchdown pass. Chicago would find themselves in a huge deficit in the second quarter as Warner completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Fitzpatrick and a 15-yard touchdown pass to tight end Anthony Becht, followed by kicker Neil Rackers nailing a 43-yard field goal.
The Cardinals would add onto their lead as Rackers booted a 30-yard field goal in the third quarter. The Bears tried to rally in the fourth quarter as Cutler connected with Olsen on a 3-yard and a 20-yard touchdown pass, but Arizona pulled away with Warner completing a 4-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Steve Breaston.
With the loss, Chicago fell to 4–4.
|Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers|
Hoping to rebound from a miserable home loss to the Cardinals, the Bears flew to Candlestick Park for a Week 10 Thursday night duel with the San Francisco 49ers, led by head coach Mike Singletary (former Bears linebacker).
After a scoreless first quarter, Chicago would trail in the second quarter as 49ers running back Frank Gore got a 14-yard touchdown run. The Bears would close out the half with a 50-yard field goal from kicker Robbie Gould. In the third quarter, Chicago would inch closer with Gould's 38-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, San Francisco would answer with kicker Joe Nedney making a 21-yard field goal. The Bears would get have a late game drive go deep into 49er territory, but an interception by safety Michael Lewis ended any hope of a win.
With the loss, the Bears fell to 4–5.
Quarterback Jay Cutler (29/52 for 307 yards) would throw for a career-worst 5 interceptions in one game.
|Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears|
|Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings|
|St. Louis Rams at Chicago Bears|
|Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears|
|Chicago Bears at Baltimore Ravens|
|Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears|
|Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions|
|Q2||8:18||GB||Mason Crosby 52 yard field goal||GB 3–0|
|Q2||5:52||CHI||Safety, Aaron Rodgers tackled by Danieal Manning in end zone||GB 3–2|
|Q2||4:36||GB||Ryan Grant 1 yard run (Mason Crosby kick)||GB 10–2|
|Q3||10:14||CHI||Devin Hester 36 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||GB 10–9|
|Q3||3:51||CHI||Robbie Gould 47 yard field goal||CHI 12–10|
|Q4||10:10||GB||Mason Crosby 39 yard field goal||GB 13–12|
|Q4||2:35||CHI||Robbie Gould 21 yard field goal||CHI 15–13|
|Q4||1:11||GB||Greg Jennings 50 yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Greg Jennings pass from Aaron Rodgers)||GB 21–15|
|Q1||4:58||PIT||Matt Spaeth 1 yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed kick)||PIT 7–0|
|Q2||:19||CHI||Kellen Davis 6 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||Tie 7–7|
|Q3||5:26||PIT||Ben Roethlisberger 2 yard run (Jeff Reed kick)||PIT 14–7|
|Q4||6:21||CHI||Johnny Knox 7 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||Tie 14–14|
|Q4||:15||CHI||Robbie Gould 44 yard field goal||CHI 17–14|
|Q1||10:24||SEA||Julius Jones 39 yard pass from Seneca Wallace (Olindo Mare kick)||SEA 7–0|
|Q1||:40||SEA||Olindo Mare 46 yard field goal||SEA 10–0|
|Q2||12:02||SEA||Olindo Mare 37 yard field goal||SEA 13–0|
|Q2||1:56||CHI||Greg Olsen 1 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||SEA 13–7|
|Q3||11:28||CHI||Johnny Knox 7 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||CHI 14–13|
|Q3||5:31||CHI||Robbie Gould 37 yard field goal||CHI 17–13|
|Q4||14:48||SEA||Olindo Mare 39 yard field goal||CHI 17–16|
|Q4||5:12||SEA||Olindo Mare 46 yard field goal||SEA 19–17|
|Q4||1:52||CHI||Devin Hester 36 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Earl Bennett pass from Jay Cutler)||CHI 25–19|
|Q1||10:50||DET||Kevin Smit 1 yard run (Jason Hanson kick)||DET 7–0|
|Q1||8:51||CHI||Jay Cutler 5 yard run (Robbie Gould kick)||Tie 7–7|
|Q1||5:03||DET||Will Heller 14 yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Jason Hanson kick)||DET 14–7|
|Q2||14:14||CHI||Kellen Davis 2 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||Tie 14–14|
|Q2||10:54||CHI||Greg Olsen 1 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||CHI 21–14|
|Q2||:26||DET||Kevin Smith 5 yard run (Jason Hanson kick)||Tie 21–21|
|Q3||14:48||CHI||Johnny Knox 102 yard kickoff return (Robbie Gould kick)||CHI 28–21|
|Q3||10:18||CHI||Robbie Gould 52 yard field goal||CHI 31–21|
|Q3||2:33||CHI||Robbie Gould 22 yard field goal||CHI 34–21|
|Q4||8:15||DET||Jason Hanson 35 yard field goal||CHI 34–24|
|Q4||6:46||CHI||Matt Forte 37 yard run (Robbie Gould kick)||CHI 41–24|
|Q4||1:57||CHI||Garrett Wolfe 2 yard run (Robbie Gould kick)||CHI 48–24|
|Q1||14:54||CHI||Johnny Knox 23 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||CHI 7–0|
|Q1||9:03||ATL||Roddy White 40 yard pass from Matt Ryan (Jason Elam kick)||Tie 7–7|
|Q1||:04||ATL||Tony Gonzalez 10 yard pass from Matt Ryan (Jason Elam kick)||ATL 14–7|
|Q4||6:14||CHI||Greg Olsen 2 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||Tie 14–14|
|Q4||3:06||ATL||Michael Turner 5 yard run (Jason Elam kick)||ATL 21–14|
|Q1||11:00||CIN||Chris Henry 9 yard pass from Carson Palmer (Shayne Graham kick)||CIN 7–0|
|Q1||1:07||CIN||Chad Ochocinco 8 yard pass from Carson Palmer (Shayne Graham kick)||CIN 14–0|
|Q2||11:14||CIN||J.P. Foschi 3 yard pass from Carson Palmer (Shayne Graham kick)||CIN 21–0|
|Q2||2:49||CIN||Lavernaues Coles 8 yard pass from Carson Palmer (Shayne Graham kick)||CIN 28–0|
|Q2||1:10||CIN||Shayne Graham 29 yard field goal||CIN 31–0|
|Q2||:00||CHI||Robbie Gould 22 yard field goal||CIN 31–3|
|Q3||4:48||CIN||Chad Ochocinco 13 yard pass from Carson Palmer (Shayne Graham kick)||CIN 38–3|
|Q4||14:57||CIN||Cedric Benson 1 yard run (Shayne Graham kick)||CIN 45–3|
|Q4||11:48||CHI||Devin Hester 5 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||CIN 45–10|
|Q1||2:20||CHI||Robbie Gould 37 yard field goal||CHI 3–0|
|Q1||1:13||CHI||Robbie Gould 29 yard field goal||CHI 6–0|
|Q2||8:43||CHI||Robbie Gould 32 yard field goal||CHI 9–0|
|Q2||1:56||CHI||Matt Forte 1 yard run (Robbie Gould kick)||CHI 16–0|
|Q3||10:33||CLE||Derek Anderson 1 yard run (kick blocked)||CHI 16–6|
|Q3||1:42||CHI||Matt Forte 10 yard run (Robbie Gould kick)||CHI 23–6|
|Q4||3:14||CHI||Charles Tillman 21 yard interception return (Robbie Gould kick)||CHI 30–6|
|Q1||12:12||ARI||Larry Fitzgerald 11 yard pass from Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers kick)||ARI 7–0|
|Q1||9:13||CHI||Greg Olsen 33 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||Tie 7–7|
|Q1||3:26||ARI||Ben Patrick 6 yard pass from Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers kick)||ARI 14–7|
|Q2||11:19||ARI||Larry Fitzgerald 17 yard pass from Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers kick)||ARI 21–7|
|Q2||2:49||ARI||Anthony Becht 15 yard pass from Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers kick)||ARI 28–7|
|Q2||:00||ARI||Neil Rackers 43 yard field goal||ARI 31–7|
|Q3||7:46||ARI||Neil Rackers 30 yard field goal||ARI 34–7|
|Q4||11:50||CHI||Greg Olsen 3 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||ARI 34–14|
|Q4||9:04||CHI||Greg Olsen 20 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||ARI 34–21|
|Q4||4:30||ARI||Steve Breaston 4 yard pass from Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers kick)||ARI 41–21|
|Q2||2:03||SF||Frank Gore 14 yard run (Joe Nedney kick)||SF 7–0|
|Q2||:02||CHI||Robbie Gould 50 yard field goal||SF 7–3|
|Q3||7:27||CHI||Robbie Gould 38 yard field goal||SF 7–6|
|Q4||10:11||SF||Joe Nedney 21 yard field goal||SF 10–6|
|Q1||10:54||PHI||David Akers 25 yard field goal||PHI 3–0|
|Q1||2:48||PHI||Jason Avant 13 yard pass from Donovan McNabb (David Akers kick)||PHI 10–0|
|Q2||14:45||CHI||Robbie Gould 45 yard field goal||PHI 10–3|
|Q2||9:59||CHI||Robbie Gould 28 yard field goal||PHI 10–6|
|Q2||:13||CHI||Robbie Gould 28 yard field goal||PHI 10–9|
|Q3||10:26||CHI||Robbie Gould 49 yard field goal||CHI 12–10|
|Q3||5:53||PHI||DeSean Jackson 48 yard pass from Donovan McNabb (David Akers kick)||PHI 17–12|
|Q3||2:52||CHI||Kellen Davis 15 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Matt Forte pass from Jay Cutler)||CHI 20–17|
|Q4||5:31||PHI||LeSean McCoy 10 yard run (David Akers kick)||PHI 24–20|
|Q2||14:56||MIN||Percy Harvin 15 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)||MIN 7–0|
|Q2||12:12||CHI||Johnny Knox 24 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||Tie 7–7|
|Q2||8:06||MIN||Chester Taylor 10 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)||MIN 14–7|
|Q2||7:02||MIN||Ryan Longwell 52 yard field goal||MIN 17–7|
|Q2||:17||MIN||Visanthe Shiancoe 6 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)||MIN 24–7|
|Q3||12:44||CHI||Robbie Gould 38 yard field goal||MIN 24–10|
|Q3||7:45||MIN||Ryan Longwell 37 yard field goal||MIN 27–10|
|Q4||13:36||MIN||Ryan Longwell 20 yard field goal||MIN 30–10|
|Q4||6:35||MIN||Adrian Peterson 5 yard run (run failed)||MIN 36–10|
|Q1||7:24||CHI||Robbie Gould 22 yard field goal||CHI 3–0|
|Q2||13:23||CHI||Robbie Gould 42 yard field goal||CHI 6–0|
|Q2||5:56||CHI||Greg Olsen 7 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||CHI 13–0|
|Q2||:00||CHI||Robbie Gould 41 yard field goal||CHI 16–0|
|Q3||8:17||MIN||Adrian Peterson 1 yard run (kick blocked)||CHI 16–6|
|Q3||6:30||CHI||Desmond Clark 2 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||CHI 23–6|
|Q3||1:18||MIN||Visanthe Shiancoe 6 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)||CHI 23–13|
|Q4||12:10||MIN||Ryan Longwell 41 yard field goal||CHI 23–16|
|Q4||5:49||MIN||Adrian Peterson 1 yard run (Ryan Longwell kick)||Tie 23–23|
|Q4||4:55||CHI||Earl Bennett 20 yard pass from Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould kick)||CHI 30–23|
|Q4||:16||MIN||Sidney Rice 6 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)||Tie 30–30|
|OT||9:15||CHI||Devin Aromashodu 39 yard pass from Jay Cutler||CHI 36–30|
|Division championships (21)|
|Conference championships (4)|
|League championships (9)|
|Current league affiliations|
Championship seasons in bold