Bears clinch division; Hester sets kick return record

December 21, 2010

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Devin Hester is congratulated by teammates Matt Forte and Greg Olsen

The Chicago Bears have clinched their division. They stomped the Minnesota Vikings, 40-14, Monday night.

For as much as the Bears struggled in the cold and snow last week against the New England Patriots, they made up for it Monday night in the cold and snow in Minnesota.

The Bears' Devin Hester broke the record for most kick return touchdowns when he ran back a punt 64 yards. Quarterback Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes.

The Vikings' quarterback, Brett Favre, left the game early after he was sacked. He was diagnosed with a concussion.

With the win, the 10-4 Bears are the first team in the NFL to claim their division. They're home Sunday to take on the New York Jets.