Oct. 14, 2007: Vikings 34, Bears 31
Peterson: 361 total yards, 3 TDs
The league was still figuring Peterson out when the Vikings came to Soldier Field in October 2007. To this point, Peterson's career rushing high was 112 yards. Then THIS happened. Touchdown runs of 67, 73, and 35 yards. Four kick returns for 128 yards, including a 53-yarder to set up Minnesota's winning field goal. No team would ever overlook him again.
They said it: "We stunk. We played horrible. He's a good player, but ... he shouldn't get that many yards."
—Bears defensive lineman Alex Brown (Source: Associated Press)
Nov. 30, 2008: Vikings 34, Bears 14
Peterson: 131 rushing yards, 1 TD
The backbreaking play of this game was a 99-yard touchdown pass to former Bear Bernard Berrian that gave Minnesota a lead they would never lose, in a game that gave them a division lead they would never relinquish. But Peterson was steady, scoring one of his 25 career 1-yard touchdowns. He has seven against the Bears, the most vs. any opponent.
They said it: "The guy poses a problem for every team he plays, especially for us. You could definitely say he has our number."
—Bears linebacker Lance Briggs (Source: Tribune)
Dec. 9, 2012: Vikings 21, Bears 14
Peterson: 154 yards rushing, 2 TDs, 1 fumble out of bounds
The Bears had a chance to knock the Vikings out of the playoff race and couldn't do it. Peterson's 154 rushing yards accounted for 62 percent of Minnesota's offense, and both his touchdowns were 1-yarders. Peterson gained 74 of his 154 yards on the first two drives.
They said it: "[Peterson] came out playing fast, playing hard. … It was the first drive. ... I thought we did a pretty good job after that."
—Bears cornerback Kelvin Hayden (Source: Tribune)
Oct. 19, 2008: Bears 48, Vikings 41