With a 30-yard field goal Cairo Santos, with 10 seconds on the clock, the Chicago Bears They achieved their fourth victory of the season, a painful defeat at home for the Minnesota Vikingsby 12-10 in the Monday Night Football of Week 12 from NFL.
In the second game of Justin Fields, where he lost two balls in the fourth quarter, after missing a month of the season due to an injury. While the defense of Bears He had four interceptions Joshua Dobbs and Santos connected four of five field goals, which were enough for the victory.
Despite the errors of Justin Fields managed to convert a crucial third-and-10 near midfield, from 36 yards with DJ Moore to put the Bears at the 13-yard line with 55 seconds remaining, which allowed them to run out the clock to attempt the winning field goal and thus break a streak of 12 consecutive losses against opponents of the NFC Northincluding six in a row against the Vikings.
In fact, it was the first victory of Chicago since 1993 in which he did not score a touchdown, the previous one was 6-0 against the Falcons in October 1993.
While Moore was also a figure for the Bears on the night with 11 receptions for 114 yards for the Bears (4-8), although the victory was based on a suffocating performance by their defense that only allowed Dobbs a touchdown pass to TJ Hockenson with 5:54 left to go ahead 9-10. But after the second fumble Fields los Vikings They stalled and immediately had to clear.
When the cornerback of the Bears, Kyler Gordon, caught a batted ball at the line (three of his four interceptions were hit at the line) shortly after Santos hit a 55-yarder, the Bears They had control.
But five plays later, Danielle Hunterwho caused a dislocation of his thumb Fields On October 15, he dislocated and bounced a ball again that was at the mercy of Sheldon Day at the Minnesota 23-yard line with 9:46 left.
The Vikings, who cautiously chose to keep the star receiver Justin Jefferson out for another game due to his hamstring injury and were flat on offense and until the fourth quarter they only managed a field goal from Greg Joseph at the end of the second quarter.
The Bears’ comeback attempt
The Bears blew a 12-point lead with about three minutes left last week in a 31-26 loss at Detroit, now forcing four turnovers for the second straight game. Jaylon Johnson, Jaquan Brisker and TJ Edwards had the other interceptions.
A Dobbs He had a hard time finding the rhythm, with the newcomer of the Bears, Montez Sweat, leading the charge in a ferocious pass rush and the secondary smothering receivers down the field. After propelling the Vikings to two wins after Kirk Cousins fell with a Achilles tendon tearDobbs has had a much tougher time the last two games.
Los Bears they are giving Fields, the 11th overall pick in the 2021 draft, a close look over the final month of the season before determining whether to exercise his fifth-year option and move forward with him as a long-term quarterback. The state of the coaching staff at the same time is confused.
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