3 biggest disappointments from the Vikings win over the Bears in Week 6

What were some disappointing things we saw in the Minnesota Vikings second win of the 2023 season?
Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison
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2. Minnesota's Run Defense

While the Vikings struggled to get their ground game going, the Bears didn't suffer the same fate. They cut through Minnesota's front line like a finger through wet toilet paper on their way to 162 yards on the ground.

Sure, 46 of those were from the mobile quarterback, but that still leaves about 120 yards to their backs. What makes this even more disappointing is that Chicago was without their top two runners.

Both Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson were out with injuries, and the names running right over the middle of the Vikings' defense were journeymen D'Onta Foreman and Darrynton Evans.

Minnesota's run defense hasn't looked this bad since back in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles. A lot of the blame in that game was put on the Eagles just having a great offensive line, but the same can't be said about the Bears.

Maybe Flores was so concerned with shutting down Justin Fields and D.J. Moore that he didn't give the Bears run game much thought.

What is concerning and disappointing as a whole is that the Vikings' defenders struggle to get off blocks and are simply outpowered at the point of attack. That can't be overcome with coaching or game planning, and is very disappointing and a serious red flag for this team moving forward.