Vikings takeaway No. 6
This game felt really weird.
When Justin Fields left with a hand injury and Tyson Bagent entered the game, it felt like he was carving up the Minnesota Vikings defense while the run game was continuing to get chunks of yardage.
While that is reflected in the time of possession (which Chicago won by over ten minutes) the other stats don't really reflect that. In fact, Bagent only threw for 83 yards on 14 pass attempts and Minnesota only gave up 113 total passing yards.
The Vikings also did a solid job slowing down Bears receiver D.J. Moore, holding him to five catches on eight targets for 51 yards. Moore was last week's NFC Offensive Player of the Week by gaining 230 receiving yards on 8 catches and scoring three touchdowns.
Although it felt like the Chicago Bears were physically in control for a lot of the game, the Minnesota Vikings were able to get a big division win and give the team a bit more hope that they can turn things around this year.