Led by Cousins, the Vikings Squeaked by the Bears by a Tantalizing 19-13 Win

Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings squeaked by the Chicago Bears in a tantalizing 19-13 victory, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in Soldier Field in Chicago. The Vikings’ win was helped by a rushing game that produced 99 yards and zero rushing touchdowns, and by a 292 yards and two touchdowns effort by Cousins.

Cousins helped the Vikings in this victory by attempting 36 passes and completing 25 of them. This led to a final QB production of 292 yards, one interception and two touchdowns for the game.

The ground game for the Vikings saw Dalvin Cook carrying the football 30 times, and Alexander Mattison helping with rushing the ball two times. The two rushers produced 96 yards and four yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Vikings had Cousins throwing the football to Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson as his most productive targets. Thielen caught four passes for a net gain of 43 yards. The secondary target (Jefferson) caught eight passes for a net contribution of 135 yards.

On the defensive side of the football, the Vikings produced no forced fumbles, one tackle for loss, two sacks and zero defensive touchdowns.

Compared to Cousins of the Vikings, Nick Foles of the Bears threw for 106 yards with no touchdowns, and one interception, completing 15 of 26 passes, for a 51.10 passer rating.

The rushing game for the Bears was led by Artavis Pierce and Ryan Nall. For the game, Pierce rushed for nine yards from carrying the football three times. Meanwhile Nall carried the ball 1 times for a total of zero yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Bears included Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller. Robinson caught six passes for a total of 43 yards, while Miller contributed with 28 yards from two passes.

Although their team lost the game, the Bears defense ended the game with one sack, and two tackles for loss, to go along with two forced fumbles.

After this game, the Vikings improved to a record of 4-5, while the Bears dropped to 5-5.