An ugly afternoon for the Bears saw quarterback Justin Fields suffer a hand injury and the Vikings come to town and win the game for last place in the NFC North.
The Vikings’ 19-13 win wasn’t pretty, but it improved Minnesota’s record to 2-4. Chicago fell to 1-5 in a season that doesn’t hold much promise.
The season was supposed to be another step forward for Fields, but he struggled today, completing just 6 of 10 passes for 58 yards, with one interception and four sacks, the last of which came with his injury. This season, Fields has failed to show that he is the Bears’ quarterback of the future.
Undrafted rookie Tyson Bagent came in after Fields’ injury and showed a little promise, running for the Bears’ only touchdown of the game and passing the ball better than Fields. But Bagent’s late interception sealed the Bears’ fate.
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was far from great, but he did enough on a day when the Bears’ offense couldn’t do much. Jordan Addison had a touchdown catch.
Neither of these teams looks very good, but with 11 games remaining, the Vikings may have some chance to qualify for the playoffs. The Bears aren’t going anywhere, and they can now add Fields’ injury to their long list of concerns.
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