Nov 28, 2023 - Sports

Bears lock down Vikings in 12-10 victory

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Chicago Bears kicker Cairo Santos (8) is picked up by Chicago Bears offensive lineman Lucas Patrick (62) after kicking a game-winning 30-yard field goal during the fourth quarter. Photo: Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears did something they haven't done all season, orchestrating a game-winning drive to beat the Vikings in Minnesota, 12-10.

What happened: The Bears dominated for most of the game, but gave up a late fourth-quarter touchdown to fall behind 10-9.

Yes, but: Fields led the Bears down the field and kicker Cairo Santos booted a game-winner with seconds to play.

MVP: Fields is the best player on the field, fumbles and all. His connection with D.J. Moore was consistent, targeting the wide out 12 times, including a big fourth-quarter throw to get the Bears into field goal range.

  • The Bears defense should get all the credit though, holding the Vikings to just 10 points.

LVP: The Bears offensive play-calling strategy was questionable as Fields completed almost half of his passes behind the line of scrimmage.

  • The Bears committed seven penalties, many in crucial situations.

State of play: Three of the team's four wins have been in primetime this season.

Bottom line: Coach Matt Eberflus beat an NFC North opponent for the first time in his Bears coaching career.

What's next: The Bears (4-8) have their bye week.

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