Vikings squeak by the pathetic Bears squad, 17-9
The Bears had 14 players on the Covid reserve list ahead of this game and still managed to keep this a semi-close game. The Vikings got it to a 17-3 lead and kept it that way until the final seconds when Chicago scored a touchdown as the clock hit zero. I know some people were upset that we didn't win by more, but Soldier Field has always been a touch place to play and that was only the 5th Vikings victory in the hostile environment since 2000. I will take a win in Chicago anytime, anyway. The Bears had about 6-7 drives, prior to the final drive, where Justin Fields had led them into the Redzone but came out with ZERO points... That is actually incredible. I don't know how a home team can't accidentally score at least one touchdown when the offense continually drives them down the field that often, it just makes no sense how poorly the Bears offense played.
Overall, this was one of the worst football games I have ever had to sit through, but a win is a win. The Vikings are now 7-7 with 3 games left and in the thick of the playoff hunt and trying to secure the final 7th seed in the Conference. Minnesota will travel back home to host the Rams. The Rams are a much better team than the Bears, but the Vikings will just need to continue to find a way to win. Expect this matchup to be a much higher score than last weeks Bears/Vikings matchup.