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

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Vikings takeaway No. 1

Once again, Minnesota doomed themselves

The Minnesota Vikings are no strangers to being their own worst enemies and that was apparent on Monday Night Football. The team couldn't stop making unnecessary mistakes that hurt their chances of achieving victory at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Monday night saw the Vikings throw four interceptions and fumble the ball twice. They recovered the fumbles but those interceptions came on misjudged throws or tipped passes that took the Minnesota offense off the field.

Playcalling near the end of the game was also highly suspect. Once the Vikings took a 10-9 lead in the fourth quarter, Minnesota got highly conservative in both their offensive and defensive strategies that resulted in failing to secure the win.

Losing to a team that only scored on field goals is a hard pill to swallow. and doing it in front of a national audience is even worse. However, the Minnesota Vikings have nobody to blame but themselves for this crushing loss.