At least the Bears had one highlight in the first quarter of Monday Night Football. Danny Trevathan pulled a classic Peanut Punch on Kyle Rudolph, forcing a turnover on Minnesota’s first drive of the game.
But the Bears offense turned the ball back over just two plays later.
Nick Foles had a clean pocket for seemingly the first time in his Bears career and threw a terrible ball to Anthony Miller. Miller did get his hands on it, so you could make the argument he could’ve caught the ball, but no matter how you see it it’s undeniably an ugly way to give the ball right back to the Vikings.
Meanwhile, Minnesota capitalized on the new life the Bears gave them by marching 41 yards for a touchdown on a beautiful catch by Adam Thielen.
If the defense forces another turnover, you can be sure they’ll try whatever it takes to score themselves.