Jared Allen gets to 20 sacks in first half of close game

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It’s one of the few meaningless games of Week 17, but the Bears and Vikings didn’t get the memo.

Through two quarters, the Bears lead, 14-13.

Christian Ponder has exited with a hip injury, after completing only four of 10 passes, along with an interception that was returned for a touchdown.  Joe Webb has completed seven of 10 for 93 yards.

Minnesota led 10 before a pair of 22-yard touchdowns by the Bears — a touchdown pass from Josh McCown to Roy Williams and the interception return by Charles Tillman.

Percy Harvin has 95 total yards and a touchdown for the Vikings, and Jared Allen has gotten to 20 sacks with another 1.5 in the first two quarters.  He’s 2.5 sacks short of the record of 22.5*.