Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears: Week 8 game review

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Nov 1, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh (3) kicks the game winning field goal against the Chicago Bears during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. The Vikings won 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Overall Impressions

Overall, that was definitely a game that the Minnesota Vikings did not deserve to win.  It was ugly on offense, specifically the passing game, for over three and a half quarters with Teddy Bridgewater having one of his worst games as a professional football player.  Still, unlike the past, the team found a way to get a victory rather than absorb a narrow defeat.

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It is amazing that with all the young talent on this team that they were able to come together at the end of that game, drive down the field for a touchdown, hold the Bears to a 3-and-out, and then get in field goal position for a game winner.  Teddy Bridgewater took some big chances and saw them pay off at the end of the game, particularly with spectacular plays by wide receivers Stefon Diggs and

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Here are some other players who played well:  Eric Kendricks, Joe Berger, Adrian Peterson, Harrison Smith, Xavier Rhodes.  On the other hand, here are some players who were disappointing:  Mike Wallace, Cordarrelle Patterson, Andrew Sendejo, Tom Johnson.

While it was an ugly win, it was still a win.  It puts the Vikings in a great position heading into next week’s contest when they will host the St. Louis Rams.  This will be the biggest game yet for the Minnesota squad who still have yet to beat a team with a winning record this season.