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Turning point: Turnabout on the Bears

Harrison Smith (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY Sports)

The Bears have a winning record because of an opportunistic defense that creates turnovers. Sunday, it was the Vikings doing it to the Bears and they needed them to get the NFC North win.

Outside the Metrodome Sunday, as the snow piled up and the visibility went down, it had all the makings of December "Bears weather." But inside it was the Vikings who pulled the standard Bears way of winning – using defense to create offense that brought about a turnaround-is-fair-play turning point of the game. Coming into Sunday's game, the Vikings defense had seven interceptions. The...

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