The Minnesota Vikings were beaten badly by the Chicago Bears in Week 4. As bad as that loss was, there are still some positive things the Vikings can take away from this game.
The Minnesota Vikings went into Soldier Field to face the Chicago Bears in a huge Week 4 game. They came out flat and the Bears, led by a bunch of backups on their defense, destroyed the Vikings offensive line and shut down the running game.
They put tons of pressure on Kirk Cousins, and he responded by fumbling the ball twice and making very poor decisions with the football. The Vikings struggled to move the ball all afternoon and didn’t score until late in the game when the Bears were letting up on the gas.
This was a very disappointing loss for the Vikings for a number of reasons. First of all the Bears were very injury-depleted, especially in their front seven, and still had their way with the Vikings’ blockers.
Secondly, the team seemed unprepared for the game which has been a constant under Mike Zimmer’s tenure with the team. They didn’t gameplan for the pressure the Bears would be putting on Cousins and failed to roll him out or run many plays out of the shotgun.
Thirdly, Kirk Cousins again failed to live up to a big spot and couldn’t will this team to a victory over an opponent with a winning record.
This loss was extremely gross and disappointing but we are going to dig deep and try to find some positives to come out of it. So as tough as this is, here are three silver linings from the Vikings’ Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears.