Kirk Cousins will take a triumph anytime. That he at last got one on a Monday night didn’t appear to make a difference.
Cousins tossed for 292 yards and two scores, and the Minnesota Vikings conquered a 104-yard the opening shot return by Chicago’s Cordarrelle Patterson to beat the Bears 19-13.
Cousins won without precedent for 10 vocation Monday night begins. He hit Adam Thielen with a six-yard score right off the bat in the final quarter to put Minnesota ahead, and the Vikings (4-5) hung on for their third consecutive success. They additionally snapped a four-game losing streak against Chicago (5-5).
“Extraordinary to get a success,” Cousins said. “We’ll attempt to continue expanding on it now, and it’ll be so critical to continue hanging these together in the event that we can. That is truly what be the issue here.”
Bears quarterback Nick Foles got taken from the field on a truck in the game’s last moment. Mentor Matt Nagy said Foles’ leg and hip were being assessed after he got pummeled on his correct side by Minnesota’s Ifeadi Odenigbo as he discarded the ball.
Patterson joined Josh Cribbs and Leon Washington as the main players with eight kick returns for scores when he ran back the initial opening shot of the subsequent half to give Chicago a 13-7 lead. It was the longest opening shot return in establishment history, outperforming Gale Sayers’ 103-yarder against Pittsburgh in 1967.
Patterson had all the room he required as he ran up the sideline and raised two fingers as he surrounded the end zone. “I don’t have the foggiest idea what I monitored. I was passed out at that point,” Patterson said.
With hostile facilitator Bill Lazor calling the plays after Nagy gave off those obligations with an end goal to lift a unit that positions close to the lower part of the NFL, the Bears oversaw 149 yards. It was their most reduced complete since they had 147 against San Francisco in December 2017.
“We have to ensure that we’re actually really returning now and saying OK, what’s happening, where are we at since we have some an ideal opportunity to truly observe,” Nagy said.
Foles tossed for 106 yards and a block attempt. It was a long ways from his past beginning against the Vikings, when he drove Philadelphia past them in the NFC title game while in transit to a Super Bowl title in 2018.