The Vikings can get takeaways
This game should have been complete domination all the way around. The Bears roster was absolutely decimated heading into this game, but the inept offense forced the defense to step up in order to win this game.
Minnesota had to bend against the Bears, but they didn’t break. They allowed 370 yards of offense and 5.3 yards per play, but they held Chicago to a field goal until that final garbage-time touchdown of the game.
The highlights were the forced fumbles and fumble recoveries. Cameron Dantzler made a nice play to knock the ball out of Fields’ hands while Sheldon Richardson stole the ball following a Montgomery fumble. Plus, Kris Boyd got on top of a botched punt return to set up the Vikings in Chicago territory.
When looking at the score, it’s tough to believe that this team got three takeaways from Chicago and it still ended with it being a one-score game. Still, I guess this is what it is like to watch the Minnesota Vikings every week.