This one was over by the half. The Vikings scored 24 in the second quarter to take a 17 point lead, and the Bears never threatened in the second half, despite starting things off with a long kick-off return to set themselves up in great field position (the Bears ended up settling for 3 after a big Vikings defensive stand, and that was basically all she wrote).
There are going to be negative things to talk about despite the giant trouncing on the scoreboard and in the stats. Adrian Peterson had 2 more fumbles. There were loads of penalties. The kick coverage was, frankly, dismal. There was even a missed extra point. But, overall, the Vikings were dominant once again, while the Bears…they are just flat-out feeble.
With the Vikes now at 10-1, we await Monday night’s showdown between the Saints and Patriots, which could leave Minnesota in a first-place tie for best record in the NFC. Yup, that’s where we’re at: talking playoff positioning 11 games in, and not sweating whether we’ll even make the postseason.
Life is good.