Minnesota Vikings Best and Worst: Week 15 vs. Chicago Bears

Minnesota Vikings CB Cameron Dantzler Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota Vikings CB Cameron Dantzler Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports /
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Minnesota Vikings K Dan Bailey Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports /

More Good Stuff

It’s always hard to take good things away from a heartbreaking loss. The first thing most Minnesota Vikings fans want to do is sulk and point some fingers, but there were some positives to take away from this game.

Despite some mistakes and execution flaws, the purple and gold stayed competitive against the Bears and hung in there until the final moments of the game. Of course, that is because of some great play from Minnesota.

Other good things from Week 15

  • Working the ground game. On the surface, many would likely believe that Dalvin Cook got shut out this game. While he struggled to run up the gut against Chicago, he was still able to pick up 132 yards on the ground and score one touchdown. His 5.5 yards per carry looked good thanks to some chunk plays.
  • Filling in. Replacing key players can be a massive challenge. For Minnesota, they had backup linebackers in two of the three spots this week and it was up to Todd Davis and Troy Dye to help out Eric Wilson. That duo combined for 14 tackles (five solo) with one sack and one pass defense.
  • No miss, no cry. If you hadn’t known Dan Bailey was struggling to make field goals and extra points coming into this game, you would have no clue he ever struggled at all. Bailey made two short field goals with the longest being from 24 yards out and connected on all three of his extra point tries.