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Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears: Second quarter recap and third quarter discussion

The lead for the Vikings is down to 1.

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It’s halftime in Chicago, and the Minnesota Vikings are holding on to a narrow 7-6 lead over the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.

After the Vikings just missed pinning the Bears at the 1-yard line on a Britton Colquitt punt, the Bears put together a decent drive, but they were stopped near midfield on a sack of Nick Foles by Eric Wilson.

It looked like the Vikings were going to add to the lead, as they were just outside of the red zone at the two-minute warning. Unfortunately, a pass from Kirk Cousins to Adam Thielen went off the receiver and into the hands of Khalil Mack for an interception. The Vikings limited the damage, though, holding the Bears to a 42-yard field goal from Cairo Santos to make the score 7-6.

That was basically all the action from the second quarter, and that’s how we go into halftime, with the purple leading by a point.

The interception (that wasn’t really his fault) was the only real blemish on Cousins’ play for the first half. He completed 14-of-16 passes for 132 yards, one touchdown, and the interception. Justin Jefferson has been the leading receiver so far, hauling in four passes for 46 yards. Adam Thielen has three catches for 37 yards and a touchdown.

The Bears have done a solid job against Dalvin Cook to this point, as the NFL’s best running back has carried the ball 14 times for just 32 yards. Hopefully he can get it going in the second half.

We’re at halftime at Soldier Field, and the Vikings hold a narrow 7-6 lead over the Chicago Bears. Can the Vikings get a rare victory in Chicago? Come join us for the third quarter and find out!