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Vikings come back to beat the Bears

Teddy Bridgewater


For most of today’s game in Chicago, the Bears were in control. But all that matters is that the Vikings dominated the final two minutes.

The Vikings got a 40-yard touchdown pass from Teddy Bridgewater to Stefon Diggs to tie the game at 20-20 with 1:49 to play, then forced the Bears to punt, marched down the field and set up a game-winning field goal from Blair Walsh with no time remaining. The final score was Vikings 23, Bears 20.

Minnesota has won three games in a row for the first time in three years, and the Vikings are now 5-2. They’re legitimate NFC playoff contenders.

The Bears fall to 2-5, and after their 37-34 overtime loss to the Lions in their previous game, this is the second straight game in which they’ve had every chance to win, only to lose on a field goal at the end.

The Vikings will take on the Rams next week in a game that will have major implications for the NFC wild card race. Minnesota is playing meaningful football in November, and maybe into December and January.