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Vikings Fall to Bears 16-6 in Chicago

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Vikings Fall to Bears 16-6 in Chicago

Tarik Cohen catches a 10-yard pass from Chase Daniel (Eddy Pineiro kicks PAT) [14 plays, 75 yards, 7:16 time of possession]

By a nub: Fresh in for Mitchell Trubisky, Daniel was able to barely get a first down on a QB sneak to the Minnesota 42. It was the second consecutive sneak by Daniel, who needed 1 yard total on both attempts. The turf where the Vikings defensive line planted on the fourth-down play gave out, leaving a gigantic divot that Eric Kendricks helped repair. Officials measured, and the ball made it past the chain by a nub.

Pineiro kicks a 25-yard field goal [16 plays, 72 yards, 6:36]

Key conversion: The Bears were able to convert a fourth-and-3 from the Minnesota 38 with a 5-yard pass to Anthony Miller. The play occurred after Minnesota burned a timeout to avoid having 12 men on the field.

Chicago initially sent Pineiro and punter/holder Pat O’Donnell on the field, appearing like it would attempt a 56-yard field goal. After the Vikings timeout, the Bears decided to go for it and were able to burn the final 2:02 of the first half. 

Pineiro kicks a 38-yard field goal [4 plays, minus-4 yards, 2:07]

Takeaway right away: The Bears started their first possession of the second half in the red zone at the Minnesota 16 after forcing a fumble by Kirk Cousins during a sack of the quarterback on the first snap of the third quarter.

Pineiro kicks a 30-yard field goal [9 plays, 67 yards, 4:59] 

Big, then small: The drive started with a 37-yard pass from Daniel to Javon Wims, quickly moving from the Chicago 21 to the Minnesota 42. The Bears didn’t have a play gain more than 7 yards on the rest of the possession.

Dalvin Cook rushes for a 2-yard touchdown (2-point conversion pass no good) [13 plays, 92 yards, 4:08]

Firsts for Bisi: Rookie Bisi Johnson recorded the first two receptions of his career during the possession for gains of 9 and 16.

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