Good morning Horners! Aren’t victory Tuesday’s great? Join Ted, Flip, Drew and Dave as we celebrate a magical night. Your Minnesota Vikings go in the Soldier Field wearing white on white for the first time since 2015, and win over the Chicago Bears. Mike Zimmer finally beat Matt Nagy’s team in a place that has caused the Vikings fits over the years. There were even points last night where it look like it would again, like that Cordarrelle Patterson hundred and 4 yard kickoff return, but due to a combination of Vikings defensive improvement and bears offensive inadequacies, that was it. The Vikings defense went on to cause a 3 and out, 3 and out, 3 and out, 3 and out, turnover on downs, and another turnover on downs to stop any more points being scored against them. Wow!
It wasn’t all the defense either. The Vikings never went away from the run even thought the Bears tried to shut it down. They did keep Dalvin Cook to 3.2 yards per carry, but he was not stopped. It was a balanced execution where Kirk Cousins was “efficient” with some key throws when needed. Yes, there were a couple short of the sticks throws, but they were outnumbered by throws to Justin Jefferson, Kyle Rudolph, and others that did get first downs on long yardage. The stat line shows an interception, but that was a rare drop on Adam Thielen. Thielen though had two TDs with the first being a spectacular one handed catch. It was sweet!
Special teams play continued to be an issue, but was overcome. It will need to be rectified to keep this three game win streak going. If it does, the guys might move on to talking about the P word. [Playoffs?!] What do you think, should they?
Flip Mazzi, Ted, Drew and Dave enjoyed the game and commenting on it afterwards with viewers, and if you missed it after the game you can relive it here.
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As always, enjoy the watch and listen! Stay safe, and GO VIKINGS!
PS - Did you notice that Ted Glover has now committed to do the show the rest of the season? He did and you can get his humor and insights here!