5 takeaways from the Vikings Week 4 loss to the Bears

(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins
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What did we learn about the Minnesota Vikings following their disappointing road loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 4 of the 2019 NFL season?

On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings had the opportunity to make a statement in a road matchup with the Chicago Bears. Well, there was a statement made this week, it just wasn’t made by the Vikings.

Down a few starters on defense and losing their starting quarterback early in the game, the Bears didn’t have much trouble handing Minnesota their second loss of the 2019 season on Sunday.

The Vikings’ offense couldn’t figure out how to move the ball against Chicago’s defense for most of the afternoon. And when Minnesota did eventually get some positive yardage against the Bears, it was too late in the matchup for it to make any sort of difference.

With the loss on Sunday, Minnesota is now sitting with a 2-2 record this year. Both of the Vikings’ losses this season have come on the road and both of them have come against NFC North opponents.

Since 2014, no team has won the NFC North with a divisional record worse than 5-1. So with two losses to NFC North teams already, Minnesota really can’t afford to lose another divisional game this season if they want to finish in first place.

As for Sunday’s results, what were some of the biggest takeaways from the Vikings’ most recent road loss in the city of Chicago?