6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss to the Bears in Week 12

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The Minnesota Vikings failed to defeat the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football in Week 12, but there was much to learn about the team from the loss.

Week 12 put the Minnesota Vikings on the national stage for the second week in a row. With a chance to redeem their disappointing loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football last week, the purple and gold went up against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night football this week.

There aren't many words that are allowed to be written here to describe the performance of the Vikings against the Bears. To say it was disappointing or frustrating would be a massive understatement.

A 10-12 loss to Chicago dropped Minnesota to a 6-6 record on the season and put them only one win above the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North but kept the eight-win Detroit Lions firmly at the top of the division despite their Thanksgiving loss to the Packers.

After sifting through the garbage on Monday night, there were some things to learn about the Minnesota Vikings from their loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football in Week 12. Here are six takeaways from the game as the team heads into their bye week.