This is the last Vikings game of the regular season. The play was called a touchdown but overturned upon review.
Stefon Diggs had a nice game (he was among the few).
Minnesota got off to a rocky start this season, they cut the rookie kicker that they traded up for (and is now virtually automatic in Oakland), they had a defensive starter miss a month to work on his mental health, they surprisingly lost at home to Buffalo, and most recently they fired their white-hot coaching prospect that was hired to run the offense.
Cousins and Thielen appeared to be talking about their timing.
When he left with an injury, he came just four snaps short of meeting the threshold that he and the team agreed upon for a "playoffs bonus" prior to the season. Winning may never get old, but Chicago sure are getting used to it with four in a row now.
Of course, on paper, the Vikings would have been the easiest team for the Bears to play in the first round. In any analysis of their performance, the defense they were going against must be considered-it's a very good one. It was a group effort with three picking up 1.5 sacks apiece. They also gave up eight quarterback hits. The Vikings rushed for a total of 63 yards on the day, which was a far cry from what they were hoping for coming in. The Vikings have devoted resources to their offensive line in recent years, they need to do so again if this offense is to improve next season.
Foles tied Philip Rivers' NFL record by completing 25 straight passes and threw two touchdown passes before a chest injury forced him out of the game.
But in the meantime, when Adams rotated in for portions of the second and most of the third quarters, he was totally ineffective. Good move by the National Football League to create a Sunday afternoon of anxiety.
But, when Tarik Cohen scored on a three-yard run to end a 9:05 drive that ended with 7:46 remaining in the game, the Bears were back in control 21-10. But the biggest penalty call in the game was on the roughing the passer penalty in the second quarter on Stephen Weatherly.
"We ain't sneaking in - we're kicking the m--f--ing door down", safety Malcolm Jenkins said during his postgame speech to the players.