By Joseph Phillips
The Chicago Bears improved to 3-1 on the season after earning a 16-6
victory over NFC North division rivals the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday
afternoon at Soldier Field.
The Bears defense shut down the Vikings rushing game by holding
the NFL leading rusher Dalvin Cook to 35 yards on 14 attempts after
averaging at least 110 rushing yards per game.
The Bears defense sacked quarterback Kirk Cousins six times, in spite
of defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (knee) and linebacker Roquan Smith
(personal reasons) missing today’s game.
The Bears were also without QB Mitchell Trubisky throughout the game
after suffering an injury on a scramble play as Vikings defensive end
Danielle Hunter dragged him down. Trubisky’s non-throwing arm got
pinned awkwardly under his body as the ball popped out. The Vikings
made the recovery, but a holding penalty against Anthony Harris
negated the play.
Trubisky headed to the locker room shortly after the play.
QB Chase Daniel would substitute for the injured Trubisky and throw
for 195 yards and one touchdown in the Bears 16-6 victory.
Final Score: Bears 16, Vikings 6
The Bears defense finished with six sacks, two fumble recoveries, and
several QB hurries in their victory over the Vikings on Sunday. Akiem
Hicks replacement and rookie defensive tackle Nick Williams led the
team with two sacks. Followed by a valiant effort by defensive stopper
Khalil Mack and Roy Robertson-Harris, adding 1 1/2 sacks a piece.
Chicago Crusader “Chicago Bears Player of The Game”:
Bears rookie Nick Williams, who led the team with two sacks.