6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings win over the Bears in Week 15

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Minnesota needs to stop the run

The Bears have an embarrassingly bad passing attack. When you add that their best receiver was out and they lost another one of their biggest weapons during the game, it’s surprising the Vikings allowed 285 yards through the air on Monday night…even if most of those came when the game seemed out of reach.

The more hurtful part of the Chicago offense came in the first half when the Bears controlled the tempo of the game by having David Montgomery eat up chunks of yardage at a time while Justin Fields make the most of his runs and accumulated 35 yards on the ground.

Minnesota giving up over 100 yards rushing shouldn’t be a surprise since they have one of the worst run defenses in the league, but the investments they have made in stopping the run make this kind of play unacceptable.

Sure, the defensive line of the Vikings had three sacks on the night (all three from D.J. Wonnum), but big things were expected of the “Meaty Boys” when they were able to finally be on the field at the same time. At the moment, their combined powers have been a bit underwhelming.