Minnesota Vikings' prime-time struggles continue in loss to Bears

Tanya Simon
November 19, 2018

That preserved the Bears' two-touchdown lead at the half.

"Either they're not listening or not paying attention or they don't really care", he said.

"It was my fault", Cousins said.

The Vikings defense had its fair share of struggles. In the days leading into the game, defenders preached a need to account for Mitchell Trubisky's athleticism. The Vikings then drove to the Chicago 32. A handful of designed and freelance runs by the Chicago quarterback helped the Bears score 14 unanswered points before halftime.

"It would have been a three-and-out, and he picked that up by scrambling", Graff said. "It's not an easy job at all".

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Bears safety Eddie Jackson had a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown, safety Adrian Amos also intercepted Cousins and outside linebacker Khalil Mack forced and recovered a fumble. But the Vikings came up short after winning four of five. But he was intercepted two times by Anthony Harris.

"I think with the coverage the ball really should have gone to Stefon in the flat", Cousins said. Playing fast in the moment I felt like the DB was squatting, but he wasn't.

"On Wednesday, he stood up in front of the whole team and made a couple of points", The Athletic Vikings reporter Chad Graff said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence.

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw two interceptions and running back Tarik Cohen lost a fumble, but the Bears defense didn't allow the Vikings into the end zone after any of those turnovers.

On Sunday night, Chicago silenced any doubt that it is a legitimate contender under first-year coach Matt Nagy. This game is the first time Kanell has faltered on Cousins, as he questions if Cousins can actually lead a great team.

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