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Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears: First quarter recap and second quarter discussion

The purple are leading after one quarter

Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

We’ve made it through the first fifteen minutes at Soldier Field, and the Minnesota Vikings lead the Chicago Bears by a score of 7-3.

The Vikings got the football first, as the Bears won the toss and decided to defer to the second half. The Vikings put together a solid first drive, but it came to an end when Kyle Rudolph fumbled the ball after being hit with the loose ball being recovered by the Bears for a turnover.

Two plays later, however, the Vikings got the ball back, as Nick Foles’ pass sailed high and went off the fingertips of Anthony Miller into the hands of Harrison Smith for an interception.

The Vikings had a much better finish to their second possession, as Kirk Cousins found Adam Thielen for a 17-yard touchdown. Dan Bailey added the extra point, and the Vikings had a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter.

The Bears answered on their next drive, getting into a goal-to-go situation before settling for a Cairo Santos field goal. The 23-yarder made the score 7-3 just before the end of the quarter.

As we move to the second quarter, the Vikings are looking at a 3rd-and-5 from their own 30-yard line.

One quarter of play in the books from Soldier Field, and the Minnesota Vikings lead the Chicago Bears by a score of 7-3. Come in and join us for the second quarter!