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Vikings hold on for an ugly 19-13 win against the Bears

Thielen supplies two TDs - and the Bears help a lot


November 17, 2020

Photos by Nam Y. Huh • Associated Press

Brecause of injuries, Bears wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was pressed into service as a running back. He also put in time as a returner - and ran one kickoff back 104 yards for a touchdown

CHICAGO - The Vikings held Chicago's inept offense to two first down in the second half and withstood a continuing series of special teams gaffes and a new raft of miscues that only seem to happen at Soldier Field for a 19-13 win on Monday night.

Kirk Cousins looked more self-assured in the Vikings' offense than he had in his previous two trips to Soldier Field, completing 14 of his 16 passes for 132 yards in the first half and lofting a perfect throw to Adam Thielen for a 17-yard score on a third-and-3 in the first quarter.

The Vikings' play design had Thielen in a bunched set with Justin Jefferson, who ran a crossing route from Thielen's left to create something of a natural pick for Thielen as he got a clean release against Buster Skrine. Cousins beat Skrine - the cornerback the Vikings targeted for much of the first half - with a precise throw to Thielen, who caught the ball with one hand as he was going to the ground, somehow flipping it in the crook of his arm to put it in a more secure position as he went to the ground.


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