NFL

Trubisky and the Bears Narrowly Defeated the Vikings in a Nail-Biting 33-27 Victory

The Chicago Bears narrowly defeated the Minnesota Vikings in a nail-biting victory of 33-27, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 in US Bank Stadium in Minnesota. For the win, Mitchell Trubisky threw for 202 yards, and one touchdown. The Bears also relied on a rushing game that produced 199 yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Trubisky finished the game with one touchdown, completing 15 of 21 passes. At the end of the day, he finished with 202 yards and one interception, and a passer rating of 97.70.

The ground game for the Bears saw David Montgomery carrying the football 32 times, and Ryan Nall helping with rushing the ball no times. The two rushers produced 146 yards and no yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Bears had Trubisky tossing the football to Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson as his most productive targets. Mooney caught four passes for a net gain of 49 yards. The secondary target (Robinson) caught four passes for a net contribution of 83 yards.

On the defensive side of the football, the Bears produced one forced fumble, two tackles for loss, three sacks and no defensive touchdowns.

For the losing team, Kirk Cousins finished the game completing 24 of 35 passes to lead the way for the Vikings. This performance by Cousins led to a QB rating of 98.60, and game stats of 271 yards, one interception and two touchdowns.

The rushing game for the Vikings was led by Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison. For the game, Cook rushed for 132 yards from carrying the football 24 times. Meanwhile Mattison carried the ball 1 times for a total of one yard. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Vikings included Chad Beebe and Justin Jefferson. Beebe caught two passes for a total of 21 yards, while Jefferson contributed with 104 yards from eight passes.

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

After this game, the Bears improved to a record of 7-7, while the Vikings dropped to a 6-8 record.