Overall impression of Week 11
Well, the bad news is that this game felt like it was going to be a butt-kicking through halftime. In fact, the people I was watching the game with had me look up the last time the Minnesota Vikings were completely shut out in a game (Week 10 in 2007, by the way). Thankfully, it didn’t come to that.
Minnesota made some adjustments at halftime and was able to execute some plays on offense as well as slow down the high-powered Bears offense to get back into the game and make it feel competitive.
Still, Chicago did have an amazing pass rush which had Cousins flustered and their offense was dynamic enough to keep Minnesota’s excellent defenders guessing as to the direction and personnel who would be part of the play.
Honestly, there isn’t a lot to say about this game. It’s a contest where Minnesota turned the ball over three times, struggled to move the ball offensively, and fell for misdirection through much of the game.
Half of Minnesota’s remaining games are against their NFC North foes, so it is far too early to count the Vikings out of anything. But, after this performance from the team, it has to be questioned as to whether or not this is truly a playoff-caliber squad. Of course, we will learn more as the season goes on, but this loss could make every remaining game a must-win situation.
What did you think of the Minnesota Vikings performance in Week 11 against the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football? What part of the game was the most disappointing to you and what did you think the team did well? Let us know in the comments section!