Dec 21, 2021 - Sports

MMQB: Bears offensive in national TV loss

Akiem Hicks sacks Kirk Cousins during the second half in Monday's Vikings - Bears game.
Akiem Hicks sacks Kirk Cousins during the second half. Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Bears kept the high-powered Vikings offense under 200 total yards, yet still lost, 17-9, in a game littered with undisciplined penalties and turnovers.

  • The Bears committed four personal fouls, including one from head coach Matt Nagy.

MVP: The defense. Playing with their entire secondary sidelined in COVID protocols, Akiem Hicks & Co. kept Chicago in the game deep into the 4th quarter.

  • Robert Quinn had two sacks and is only two shy of breaking Richard Dent's franchise record.

LVP: Everyone else. The Bears offense failed in the red zone several times.

💭 Axios Twin Cities' Nick Halter writes: The Vikings once again played down to their opponent, this time a COVID-depleted Bears team. They were also aided by some friendly officiating.

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