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Bears 12-10 Vikings summary, stats, scores and highlights | NFL Week 12

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - NOVEMBER 27: Cairo Santos #8 of the Chicago Bears celebrates with teammates after kicking the game-winning field goal to defeat the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 27, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   David Berding/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by David Berding / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

The Bears didn't score any touchdowns in Minnesota on Monday night. Instead it was Cairo Santos who hit four field goals after missing his first attempt of the night. It was the first time all season that a team won a game without scoring a single touchdown, and it moved the Bears to 4-8 while dropping the Vikings to 6-6 heading into their BYE week. 

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Justin Fields spent most of the night throwing short pass behind the line of scrimmage or screen passes but when it mattered most the dual threat QB threw a strike to DJ Moore down to the 13 to set up the game winning field goal. 

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Justin Fields, who is fighting for his starting job in Chicago for the final few games of the season, fumbled on a second straight possession, but the defense would hold strong and give him one more chance to set up a game winning drive. 

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Four minutes later Dobbs hit T.J. Hockenson on a 17 yard strike over the middle to give the Vikings their first lead of the game with under 6:00 to go. Dobbs went 22/32 for 185 yards and a TD, but Monday night was the first time in the QB's career that he threw four INTs. 

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After the fourth Dobbs interception, the Bears had a chance to pull ahead by two scores, which should have been enough in such a low scoring game, but Justin Fields fumbled and gave the Vikings new life. 

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Dobbs' fourth pick of the night hit off the hands of Justin Jones and into the hands of Kyler Gordon, but for as many opportunities that the Bears defense gave their offense Justin Fields couldn't take advantage of good field position all night. 

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It's tough to blame Dobbs for his second interception that hit Jordan Addison right in the hands before falling into the hands of TJ Edwards. Before their final drive of the first half that resulted in a FG, the Vikings had just 24 yards of offense and Dobbs had two picks. 

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The Bears came into their game against the Vikings on a 12 game losing streak in the NFC North, dating back to 2021. They have their eye set on two Top 5 picks in the upcoming draft, but they also want to see this team improve over the final stretch of the season. The defense showed up against the Vikings offense which was basically non existent in the first half. Jaylon Johnson came up with the first big play of the night for the Chicago D, picking Josh Dobbs to start what would be a rough night for the former Arizona Cardinal. 

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IT'S ALL OVER!!!

The Bears get their first division win since 2021, and they do it without scoring a TD! The Vikings lose a big chance to add to their playoff resume tonight. 

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The Vikings try the Stanford Cal play but the Bears finally recover a fumble, which will be their fifth forced TO as the defense leads Chicago to victory!

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MIN take the kickoff return to the 35 yard line and this will be the last play of the game with 5 seconds left. 

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FIELD GOAL!!!

SANTOS DRILLS THE 30 YARD FIELD GOAL AND THE BEARS TAKE THE LEAD WITH 10 ON THE CLOCK!!!

CHI LEAD 12-10 WITH 10 SECONDS TO GO. 

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One more kneel down and Santos will come on the field looking to take the lead. The FG will be taken with 12 on the clock or so. 

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Another kneel down and another TO for MIN with 50 on the clock. 

3rd and 6 coming up. 

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A 12 men penalty on MIN gives the Bears a free five yards. 

1st and 5 from the 8 yard line and the Bears kneel it forcing the second MIN TO with 51 seconds to go. 

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Fields fires a strike over the middle and he finds Moore for a gain of 36 yards! The Bears QB with the biggest play of the game!

1st and 10 from the MIN 13 and MIN take their first TO with 55 to go. 

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Fields felt the pressure again and he almost got sacked, but got rid of it on the pass out of bounds. 

3rd and 10 from the MIN 49. 

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Fields held on to it forever and finally threw it out of bounds with 1:15 on the clock. 

2nd and 10 from the MIN 49. 

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Fields on the QB keeper to the left side and he picks up 8 yards and a first down. 

1st and 10 from the MIN 49. 

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Fields tucks it and runs to the left side for a gain of 5 yards before running out of bounds. 

2nd and 5 from the CHI 43 with 1:55 to go. 

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Fields looked like he had the first down on the scrammble but Metellus was there knock the ball out of the QBs hands for his second fumble in as many possessions. MIN couldn't take advantage of the TO, and CHI now has a chance to win the game with 2:00 to go. All they need is a field goal. 

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Fields finds Moore after rolling left and Moore takes it 16 yards for a nice gain to start the drive. That will take us to the Two Minute Warning. 

1st and 10 from the CHI 38. 

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Wright's punt sails out of bounds at the 22 and that's where the Bears will start their drive with 2:29 on the clock. 

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Dobbs finds Powell on the WR screen and he is wrapped up for a loss of 1. 

TO CHI with 2:36 to go and the Vikings have 4th and 10 coming up from the CHI 43. 

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Mattison gets another handoff and he falls forwards for a gain of 2. 

3rd and 8 from the CHI 41. 

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Mattison gets the handoff up the middle on first down but he is stopped for no gain. 

2nd and 10 from the CHI 43. 

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FUMBLE!!!

Fields tried to run it up the middle on a scramble and looked like he had the first down, but Metellus jarred the ball out of his hands and it was recovered by Barr! 

MIN take over from the CHI 43!!!

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Fields looks to Mooney in the flat to the right but Blackmon was there to drop him for a loss of 4 yards!

3rd and 10 from the CHI 36. 

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Fields finds Moore on a short stop route for a gain of 4 yards. 

2nd and 6 from the CHI 40. 

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Herbert picks up the first down with a three yard run up the middle. 

1st and 10 from the CHI 36. 

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CHI take over at the 25 and Herbert picks up 8 yards on the run to the left side. 

2nd and 2 from the CHI 33. 

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It has been an ugly game on the offensive end, but a Fields fumble on one end leads to the Hockenson TD catch to give the Vikings the lead despite Dobbs' four interceptions. 

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TOUCHDOWN VIKINGS!!!

Dobbs finds Hockenson over the middle for a 17 yard TD strike and after four turnovers, the Vikings lead by a point!

MIN are up 10-9 with 5:54 to go in the fourth quarter!

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Dobbs steps up and throws a strike to Hockenson on the right side for a gain of 16 yards!

1st and 10 from the CHI 17. 

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Mattison gets the handoff to the left side for a gain of 5 yards on first down. 

2nd and 5 from the CHI 33. 

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Pass over the middle for Addison and he makes the sliding catch for a gain of 14 yards! The Bears challenge the call but the call will stand.

1st and 10 from the CHI 38. 

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Dobbs had Addison wide open after the play action and he couldn't make the catch on the right sideline with both feet in bounds. 

2nd and 10 from the MIN 48. 

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Dobbs over the middle and he finds Powell who takes it 18 yards on the catch and run for a first down. 

1st and 10 from the MIN 48. 

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Dobbs rolls to the right side and tucks it for a 7 yard scramble. 

3rd and 3 from the CIN 30. 

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Mattison gets the handoff and is stopped for no gain on the first down run. 

2nd and 10 from the MIN 23. 

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After seeing their offense give the ball away 4 times, it's the Vikings defense who come up with a big play to keep MIN in the game. 

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FUMBLE!!!

Fields stepped up in the pocket and was stripped by Meteullus and it was recovered by Day!

MIN still have a chance, down 6 with 10:29 to go in the 4th quarter! 1st and 10 from the MIN 23!

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Johnson gets the first down handoff and is stopped at the line of scrimmage. 

2nd and 10 from the MIN 22. 

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Fields finds Mooney wide open on the left side for a pick up of 10 yards and a first down!

1st and 10 from the MIN 22. 

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Johnson gets the handoff to the left and he picks up 3 yards. 

3rd and 4 from the MIN 32. 

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Johnson gets the handoff to the right side and he is taken down after a gain of three. 

2nd and 7 from the MIN 35. 

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INTERCEPTION!!!

For the FOURTH time tonight, the Bears pick off Dobbs who got pressured threw it into Jones' hands and it winds up getting picked by Gordon!

1st and 10 Bears from the MIN 38!

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Short pass over the middle to Addison who makes the catch right at the marker. 

1st and 10 from the MIN 35. 

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Chandler gets the handoff and he is stuffed at the line of scrimmage. 

3rd and 5 from the MIN 30. 

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MIN take over from the 25 and Dobbs hits Addison on the right side for a short gain of 5 yards. 

2nd and 5 from the MIN 30. 

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FIELD GOAL!!!

Santos has been the MVP tonight since missing first first field goal. He hits his third FG, this one 55 and the the Bears go up by 6. 

CHI leads 9-3 with 14:15 left in the fourth quarter. 

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Handoff to Johnson but he is dropped for a two yard loss by Hunter. 

3rd and 8 from the MIN 37. 

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Fields hits Kmet over the middle and he picks up 4 yards on the final play of the third quarter. 

2nd and 6 from the CHI 35. 

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Out route to Moore to the right side and he gets 10 yards and a first down catch. 

1st and 10 from the CHI 39. 

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Handoff to Johnson again and he picks up a yard. 

3rd and 3 from the CHI 49. 

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Johnson gets the first down handoff up the middle and takes it for 6 yards. 

2nd and 4 from the 50. 

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Fields on the keeper to the right side and he takes it 13 yards for a first down. 

1st and 10 from the CHI 44. 

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INTERCEPTION!!!

Dobbs over the middle for Osborn and that pass is deflected up in the air and Edwards makes the pick!

CHI take over from their 30 yard line with 2:39 to go in the 3rd quarter. 

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Pass to Chandler in the flat who had some room to roam but Edwards makes the open field tackle two yards short of the marker. 

4th and 3 and the offense stays on the field. 

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Short pass on the stop route to Addison who gets 5 yards before getting taken down immediately. 

3rd and 6 from the CHI 48. 

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Dobbs finds the FB Ham who is dropped for a loss of one on the right side. 

2nd and 11 from the MIN 47. 

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Out route to Addison on the right side, but the WR couldn't make the catch. A flag flies away from the play and it's against CHI for defensive holding. 

1st and 10 from the MIN 49. 

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Screen pass to Chandler and the timing was off resulting in an incomplete pass. 

3rd and 9 from the MIN 44. 

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Mattison is swallowed up after a gain of one up the middle. 

2nd and 9 from the MIN 44. 

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Mattison gets the handoff to the right side and he picks up 11 yards and a first down! The run game is starting to get going for MIN. 

1st and 10 from the MIN 43. 

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MIN get the ball from the 25 and Mattison gets 7 yards up the middle to start the drive. 

2nd and 3 from the MIN 32. 

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FIELD GOAL!!!

Santos is 2/3 on the night, as he hits the 39 yard field goal. 

CHI leads 6-3 with 7:00 to go in the third quarter. 

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Another WR screen to Moore but the Vikings were ready for that and he is brought down for a loss of 1. 

4th and 4 from the MIN 23. 

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Moore gets the WR screen to the right side, where he picks up 5 yards. 

3rd and 3 from the MIN 22. 

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Herbert gets the handoff to the right side and picks up 2 yards on first down. 

2nd and 8 from he MIN 27. 

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Fields up the middle and he dashes for a 10 yard gain on the designed run. 

1st and 10 from the MIN 29. 

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Johnson up the middle and he picks up 5 yards to make it 3rd and manageable. 

3rd and 5 from the MIN 39. 

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Fields' pass to Tonyan was batted down at the line by Wonnum. 

2nd and 10 from the MIN 44. 

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Johnson gets the handoff up the middle and he moves the chains with a 4 yard gain and a first down. 

1st and 10 from the MIN 44. 

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JOhnson gets the handoff out of the shotgun to the left side and he picks up 7 yards. 

3rd and 3 from the MIN 48. 

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Fields drops back and looks to pass but he was under pressure again and he was forced to throw it away. 

2nd and 10 from the CHI 45. 

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TURNOVER ON DOWNS!!!

Dobbs hit Hockenson on the right sideline but he is pushed out of bounds a yard short of the first down and the Vikings turn it over on downs to open up the second half. 

1st and 10 Bear from their 45 yard line. 

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Bears bring the blitz and Dobbs escapes the rush and finds Hockenson for a short gain of 4 on the left sideline but he will be well short of the marker. 

4th and 7 from the MIN 49. 

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Dobbs finds Hockenson on a short pass to the right side for a gain of 7 yards. 

3rd and 11 from the MIN 45. 

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Dobbs is sacked by Sweat and Brisker a loss of 8 of first down. 

2nd and 18 from the MIN 38. 

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WE ARE BACK IN PLAY FOR THE SECOND HALF OF ACTION!

MIN get the ball from the 25 and Mattison breaks a big run up the middle for a gain of 21 yards!

1st and 10 from the MIN 46!

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Dobbs could have been picked off a few more times, but Minnesota will be happy that the Bears only came up with a couple INTs, this one by Jaquan Brisker off the deflection from Addison. 

The Vikings have 76 yards of total offense, 52 of those came on their final drive of the half. 

Dobbs is 8/14 for 64 yards and two picks. 

The Bears have 158 yards, but penalties, sacks and a missed field goal have killed them. 

Fields is 17/22 for 135 yards. 

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We have played 30 minutes and we have 0 offensive highlights. Chicago were the only ones who came up with any sort of big play, and both came on the defensive side of the ball. Jaylon Johnson was spying this pass from Dobbs and he makes the first of two Bears picks in the first half. 

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FIELD GOAL!!!

The Vikings tie up the game with a Joseph FG from 34 yards away. The Vikings finally got their offense going on that final drive and we are headed to halftime tied at 3-3. 

Thirty minutes to go form Minnesota. 

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Screen pass for Mattison and he picks up 11 yards which will bring the Vikings FG unit out with 4 seconds left. 

4th and 13 from the CHI 16. 

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Dobbs breaks through a couple of sacks and rolls right but only manages to throw it out of bounds. 

3rd and 24 from the CHI 27. 

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Dobbs felt the pressure coming and tried to get rid of it but a flag flies for intentional grounding. 

2nd and 24 from the CHI 27. 

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Dobbs with a deep throw to Hockenson on the fade route the pass was batted away, but a flag flies for pass interference. 

1st and 10 from the CHI 6. 

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Dobbs over the middle for Osborn on the comeback route for 12 yards and the Vikings take a TO with 43 on the clock. 

1st and 10 from the CHI 39. 

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Dobbs takes a shot down the left sideline for Powell who makes a spinning catch for 28 yards!

1st and 10 from the MIN 49. 

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The Vikes get the ball from the 20 with 1:51 on the first half clock. 

Pitch to Chandler and he is stopped after a gain of one. 

2nd and 9 from the MIN 21. 

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Fields rolls out looking for anyone to open up but no one did and he ran it out of bounds for a 4 yard gain. That's going to take us to the Two Minute Warning. 

4th and 6 from the CHI 44. 

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Moore gets another catch behind the line of scrimmage but the Vikings stop him for no gain!

3rd and 10 from the CHI 40. 

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Fields looking for a pass to Taylor in the flat and that was almost picked by Wonnum!

2nd and 10 fro the CHI 40. 

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CHI get the ball from their 18 and Fields finds Moore in the flat. He takes it 22 yards down the left sideline for a first down. 

1st and 10 from the CHI 40. 

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Dobbs' pass to Hockenson on the right side is almost picked off by Johnson! He had it in his hands and was thinking about his celebration on the pick six, but dropped it!

4th and 6 from the MIN 35. 

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Slant from Addison and he makes the catch for a gain of 4 yards. 

3rd and 6 from the MIN 35. 

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Dobbs hits Mattison in the flat but he is stopped for no gain on first down. 

2nd and 10 from the CHI 31. 

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A nice return from Powell sets up the Vikings at their 31 yard line with 5:06 to go in the first half. 

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Fields throws it off his back foot with the blitz coming but his pass to Moore on the sideline was too far out in front of him. 

4th and 9 and the Bears will punt around midfield. 

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Johnson up the middle on the carry and he is stopped for a loss of two. 

3rd and 9 from the CHI 47. 

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Fields on the designed run and that was blown up by Day for a loss of one. 

2nd and 11 from the CHI 45. 

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CHI take over at the 35 and Fields hits Moore in the flat, which he takes 11 yards for a first down

1st and 10 from the CHI 46. 

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This wasn't as much the fault of Dobbs as it was of Addison, but give credit to Brisker who laid out to make the pick. 

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There haven't been many highlights on the offensive end for either side, but the Bears defense has made the most exciting plays so far. Johnson got the first of two INTs by Dobbs tonight. 

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INTERCEPTION!!!

Dobbs over the middle for Addison who couldn't handle the fast ball from the QB and the ball popped up and was intercepted by Brisker!

CHI take over from their 35 after their second INT of the first half. 

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Powell gets the handoff to the left side on the end around but he is dragged down after a two yard gain. 

3rd and 4 from the MIN 49. 

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Dobbs looks for Ham on the left side and the FB picks up 4 yards with the catch. 

2nd and 6 from the MIN 47. 

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Dobbs' pass over the top for Hockenson was too strong, but a flag for illegal contact will give the Vikings another first down because of a flag. 

1st and 10 from the MIN 43. 

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Short pass to the right side for Addison who makes the catch for 5 yards before getting hit hard. 

3rd and 5 from the MIN 38. 

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Dobbs hits Osborn on the left side in the flat but he's shut down after no gain. 

2nd and 10 from the MIN 33. 

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Dobbs' pass to Addison on the right side line sails out of bounds but a roughing the passer flag will give the Vikes a first down and 15 free yards. 

1st and 10 from the MIN 33. 

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MIN start the drive from their 12, and Chandler takes it up the middle for a gain of 6 yards. 

2nd and 4 from the MIN 18. 

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Fields with plenty of time on 3rd and long, rolls left and fires down he sideline for Mooney but the pass came in high and falls incomplete. 

4th and long and the Bears will punt. 

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After a false start backs the Bears up 5 yards, Fields finds Herbert out of the backfield for a short gain of 1. 

3rd and 14 fro the CHI 43. 

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Fields' pass is incomplete to the right side. 

2nd and 10 from the CHI 48. 

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INTERCEPTION!!!

Dobbs floats one to the left sideline for Addison and it's picked of by Johnson who takes it back 20 yards to the MIN 37, but a taunt will back the Bears up 15 yards after the penalty. 

1st and 10 from the CHI 48. 

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Mattison dragged down for a loss of two on a stretch play to the right side. 

2nd and 12 from the MIN 37. 

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Mattison gets his first carry to the left side and he cuts back to the middle for 8 yards. 

1st and 10 from the MIN 37. 

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MIN gets the ball back from the 25 and Dobbs takes the roll out on the left side for 4 yards. 

2nd and 6 from the MIN 29. 

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FIELD GOAL!!!

Santos gets the Bears on the board for the first time tonight with a FG from 25 yards out. 

CHI lead 3-0 early in the second quarter. 

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Pass to the flat for Johnson who is stood up at the line of scrimmage and that will bring the FG unit back on. 

4th and 3 from the MIN 7. 

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Fields rolls right after the play action and just throws the ball out of the end zone. 

3rd and 4 from the MIN 8. 

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Johnson gets the handoff to the left side and he gets 6 yards on first down. 

2nd and 4 from the MIN 8. 

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Chicago brings the house on the blitz and Fields throws it off his back foot to Kmet over the middle for a gain of 24 yards on the final play of the first quarter!

1st and 10 from the MIN 14 after the break. 

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Screen to Johnson on the right side and he picks up 11 yards but that will be well short of the marker. 

4th and 10 fro the MIN 38 and the Bears keep the offense on the field. 

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After a too many men on the field penalty pushes the Bears back, Fields finds Kmet for a gain of 6 yards. 

3rd and 21 from the MIN 49. 

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Fields was swarmed by a few Bears, and got out of one tackle but was finally dragged down for a loss of 12 yards. 

2nd and 22 from the 50. 

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Screen set up for Johnson on the left side and he slices down field for a 22 yard gain!

1st and 10 from the MIN 38. 

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CHI start their second drive from the 26 and Fields takes it to the right on a designed run for a gain of 14 yards and a first down. 

1st and 10 from the CHI 40. 

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Dobbs is dropped in the backfield by Sweat and the Vikings go three and out after the 8 yard loss. 

4th and 17 fro the MIN 31. 

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Chandler gets the handoff and he picks up a yard. 

3rd and 9 from the MIN 39. 

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MIN start their first drive from the MIN 38 and Dobbs goes deep for Addison and he goes up and grabbed it but couldn't bring it down for the catch on a bomb down the field. 

2nd and 10 from the MIN 38. 

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MISSED FIELD GOAL!!!

After a great start from Fields, Santos pushes the kick wide right and the Bears come up empty on their first drive of the game. 

That drive took nine minutes off the clock, but the Bears are locked at 0-0. 

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Short pass to Kmet and he is taken down behind the line of scrimmage for a 1 yard loss.

4th and 14 from the MIN 30. 

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Pace comes off the edge on the blitz and he finally brings Fields to the ground for a 4 yard loss. 

3rd and 13 from the MIN 29. 

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Herbert gets the handoff and he takes it for a two yard pick up. 

2nd and 8 from the MIN 24. 

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Fields had pressure coming from up the middle but dodged that and found Herbert out of the backfield for a gain of 13 yards! He's 7/7 to start the game!

1st and 10 from the MIN 26. 

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Fields escapes the rush and then gets out of the pocket to the left side and throws it across the field to Johnson for a 6 yard gain and a first down!

1st and 10 from the MIN 39. 

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Moore gets the quick pass in the flat and takes it 4 yards to set up another 3rd and short. 

3rd and 2 from the MIN 45. 

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Fields goes back to Kmet on the stop route and that goes for 4 yards on first down. 

2nd and 6 from the MIN 49. 

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Kmet makes the catch on the check down and he got hit short of the marker but kept fighting to pick up the 5 yards and a first down!

1st and 10 from the CHI 47. 

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Field tucks it and runs after nothing opened up down field and he is taken down after a gain of 4. 

3rd and 5 from the CHI 42. 

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Herbert gets the first down handoff and he picks up a yard up the middle. 

2nd and 9 from the CHI 38. 

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Stop route to Moore and Fields hits him for a pick up of 5 yards to move the chains. 

1st and 10 from the CHI 37. 

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Herbert gets the toss to the left side and he gets pushed from behind for a 9 yard gain. 

3rd and 1 from the CHI 32. 

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Fields going to the air for Kmet in the flat, but he is taken down on the left side after a gain of 1. 

2nd and 9 from the CHI 24. 

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WE ARE UNDERWAY FROM MINNESOTA!!!

The Bears start the game with the ball and they being their night from the 23 yard line. 

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Tonight's odds

The Vikings return home as 3 point favorites over the Chicago Bears with the Over/Under set at 43.5. 

You have to think the Bears are going to come out and put up a fight. They looked good last week against the Lions and I think they come into US Bank Stadium and stun the Vikings today. 

CHI win 23-16. 

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NFC North blues

The Bears have become accustomed to losing over the last few seasons. They haven’t had a winning season since 2018 and that was their only one since 2013. They are used to long losing streaks, in face earlier this year they snapped a 14 game losing streak that dated back to Week 7 of last year. While that’s brutal their division losing streak is an even tougher pill for Bears fan to swallow. The Lions, Packers and Vikings are mortal enemies, and losing to them stings much more than losing to any other team. They are on a 12 game losing streak in the NFC North, dating back to late in the 2021 season when the Bears beat the Lions in Week 12. There will be no playoffs, even if the Bears win tonight, but you have to think they are desperate to put an end to the losing spell against their fiercest rivals. 

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Jefferson coming back... soon

It’s crazy to think that the Vikings have been on this amazing turnaround largely without one of the best WRs in the league. Justin Jefferson injured his hamstring in their Monday Night game against the Chiefs in Week 5, and has been placed on IR since. At the time of his injury, the Vikings are 1-4, and losing one of the top players in the league didn’t bode well. Since then, Kirk Cousins went down with a season ending injury, but that hasn’t stopped the Vikings resurgence. Jefferson won’t play tonight, but he is most likely scheduled for a return after Minnesota’s BYE week. That will be a big boost for an offense that has been hanging on in his absence. 

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Standings

NFC Standings

Having a look at the NFC standings coming into tonight, we see the Lions at the top of the NFC North at 8-3 while and the Vikings are right behind them at 6-5. They have a BYE week next week which means that they can get healthy and Josh Dobbs will have another week to get even more comfortable in the Vikings offense. There was a moment when there seemed like there was no chance the Vikings had a chance for a playoff spot, but can still eye the division title with two games against the Lions coming up in their final six games. The Bears are essentially out of the race for the postseason and they will be looking at the bottom of the standing to see what kind of Draft pick with their (most likely) No. 1 overall pick that awaits them following their trade with the Panthers last year. 

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Chi-town's QB of the future?

It’s been a rough season, rough year, and rough stint in Chicago for QB Justin Fields. This year he has had to battle through a thumb injury, bad results and speculation about his future. The Bears are likely to have two Top 5 picks in the upcoming draft, and could very well be taking a QB if things don’t pick up on the offensive side of the ball. Fields has missed four games so his numbers are a bit skewed, but so far this year he has thrown for 1.370 yards, 12 TD and 6 INTs and ran for another 341 yards and a TD. It’s hard to place all the blame on Fields, who has had no consistency with head coaches or offensive coordinators. He has six more games to try to convince the front offices and fans that he is the quarterback of the future. 

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The new King of the North

What Josh Dobbs is doing in Minnesota is nothing short of miraculous, but when you consider he is a rocket scientist and a genius it shouldn’t surprise us too much. What should surprise us is why it’s taken so long to arrive on the scene. He has been in the league since 2018 when he was a back up for Ben Rothlisberger. He was there until 2020, and his next team was Tennessee who signed him last season. He barley played in Pittsburgh, got a couple starts last year with the Titans, but we got our first good look at him in Arizona. When Kirk Cousins went down with an achilles injury Minnesota came calling, but not even they could have imagined how quickly he would fit in with the Vikes. He has 647 yards, 4 TDs and 1 INT and 131 yard and three TDs rushing. Minnesota are 2-1 with him under center and are currently holding one of the three Wild Card spots in the NFC. 

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Bears last week 

The Bears might have lost in heartbreaking fashion last week, but it was almost the perfect performance for Chicago. They outplayed the Lions for 56 minutes and were up 12 points in the final moments of the game but a late game collapse cost the Bears their third win of the season. Justin Fields had 169 yards passing and and TD and another 104 yards on the ground, while the defense turned the Lions over four times, but it wasn’t enough to fend off two late TDs and a game sealing safety in the final three minutes of the game. 

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Vikings last week 

Minnesota suffered a late game loss last Sunday night in Denver. It was only Josh Dobb’s third start with Minnesota, and he had the Vikings in position to win in the final few minutes of the game. The Broncos defense and special teams carried Denver for the first 57 minutes, putting Russell Wilson and the offense in a position to win the game with a with their only touchdown of the night. Wilson led a perfectly timed TD drive that finshed off with a 15 yard TD pass to the left pylon to take the lead with 1:03 to go. Minnesota had a chance to take the lead, but an intentional grounding call backed the Vikings up to 4th and 25 and Dobbs pass to Osborn fell incomplete. 

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We are live from US Bank

Hello everyone and welcome to Minnesota where the Vikings are looking to get back to their winning ways after having their five game win streak snapped by the Denver Broncos last week. They have had a massive turnaround after a 1-4 start to the season and despite losing their starting quarterback for the season, have a great shot at getting a playoff spot in the NFC. The Bears playoff chances are slim if existent at all. They are torn between wanting to improve this young team and eyeing a high draft pick. Bears fans are torn between winning games, and staying at the bottom of the league which will ensure them a Top 5 pick in the upcoming draft.

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Bears vs. Vikings 

We’ve got an NFC North match up to bring an end to a long, and exciting week of holiday football. The Minnesota Vikings return home for a second straight primetime game looking to improve their playoff positioning against the Chicago Bears who are torn between improving this season and eyeing a high draft pick this spring. AS English will be with you all night long providing live coverage, stats, scores and highlights of tonight’s Monday Night football matchup from U.S. Bank Stadium. 

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