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

The Vikings trail by a field goal

NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The first fifteen minutes of this one are officially in the books, and your Minnesota Vikings trail the Chicago Bears by a score of 10-7 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Bears got the football first in this one as they won the coin toss and elected to receive rather than defer to the second half. The two teams exchanged three-and-outs on their first possession, with each team picking up a quarterback sack along the way. Chicago got into the end zone on their second possession, though, as Mitchell Trubisky found rookie Darnell Mooney from eight yards out to give the Bears a 7-0 lead following the Cairo Santos extra point.

Minnesota came back with an immediate response, marching down the field and getting to the end zone on a 2-yard strike from Kirk Cousins to a wide-ope Adam Thielen for a touchdown. Just as importantly, Dan Bailey made the extra point to tie things up at 7-7 with just under five minutes remaining in the quarter.

Chicago added more points on their next possession, as they got a 42-yard field goal from Cairo Santos to take the lead back at 10-7 with just over a minute left in the quarter.

As we move to the second quarter of play, the Vikings are looking at a 2nd-and-4 from their own 46-yard line.

One quarter in the books in the home finale, and the Vikings trail the Bears by a field goal. Come on in and join us for the second quarter of play!