The Minnesota Vikings victory over the Chicago Bears was a not a pretty one, but what grade would each unit earn in Week 5?
The Minnesota Vikings played a tough road game against the Chicago Bears in Week 5. The NFC North is known as the black and blue division and it lived to that hype on Monday night. The Vikings battled their way to their first division win of the year with a 20-17 win over the Bears.
The Vikings victory was a tale of two very different halves against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings started the game with Sam Bradford but finished with Case Keenum at the helm. The Vikings scored only three points in the first half but were able to put up 17 points in the second half.
It was an ugly win for the Vikings but a win is a win. Bradford, who returned from his injury, did not look like himself in the first half. Keenum, who played the second half, gave the Vikings a boost and energy which helped the offense get going. Keenum led both touchdown drives on Monday night.
As for the Vikings’ defense, they had another solid outing as they were able to hold the Bears in check for most of the night. The Bears started a rookie quarterback and the Vikings were able to take advantage by forcing a couple turnovers.
The game was filled with penalties and questionable calls but the Vikings battled through. This was a game that the Vikings needed and may have saved their season because if they would have lost their second straight game against a NFC north opponent, it would have put the Vikings in a big hole.
But let’s dive into the game grades for the Vikings’ win yesterday against the Bears.