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Flashback: Recent Week 13 Bears' performances

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Alex Mayster

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By Alex Mayster

Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 13 contests each of the last five seasons:

2009: The Bears' defense held the Rams without a touchdown in a 17-9 victory. A one-yard TD run by RB Matt Forté in the first quarter gave the Bears an early advantage and a 27-yard field goal by PK Robbie Gould padded the lead. St. Louis responded with a pair of field goals, but a three-yard touchdown pass from QB Jay Cutler to WR Earl Bennett put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter.

2008: Bears QB Kyle Orton's three interceptions doomed Chicago in a 34-14 loss to the Vikings. Orton was 11-of-29 for 153 yards, but did throw a pair of touchdown passes. The first was to WR Devin Hester, who broke free for a 65-yard touchdown reception. Forté was on the receiving end of a TD pass later in the game, but the Minnesota advantage was too great to overcome.

2007: The Giants scored 14 unanswered fourth-quarter points to defeat the Bears 21-16. Chicago took an early lead when QB Rex Grossman found TE Desmond Clark for a one-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. New York would answer with a score of its own, but three Gould field goals had the Bears up 16-7 prior to the Giants' fourth-quarter rally. MLB Brian Urlacher and CB Charles Tillman each picked off Giants QB Eli Manning in the game. 

2006: The offense wasn't at its best, but the Bears found a way to beat the Vikings 23-13. Their first score came from Hester, who returned a punt 45 yards to give Chicago a 7-0 advantage in the second quarter. Minnesota pulled within one after a pair of field goals, but Bears CB Ricky Manning returned an interception for a TD to add to the lead. RB Cedric Benson would finally score for the offense on a 24-yard run.

2005: Defense and special teams led the Bears to a 19-7 win over the Packers. Gould was leaned on heavily and hit four-of-five field goals to help Chicago to the victory. Green Bay trailed by just five late in the fourth quarter before CB Nathan Vasher returned a Brett Favre interception 45 yards for a touchdown to kill any hopes of a rally. 

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