The Minnesota Vikings turned it over four times in their 12-10 loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday night, dropping to 6-6. It was a hard-fought slugfest throughout, making for ugly football.
Below are five numbers that tell the story of Minnesota’s loss to the division-rival Chicago Bears.
The Bears are the only NFL team in the Super Bowl era to win a road game despite scoring no TDs, having 75+ penalty yards and losing multiple fumbles.
The Vikings’ -7 yards in the first quarter were the fewest by any NFL team in the first quarter since the Packers managed -12 in a Week 1 game in 2019 against, ahem, the Bears.
The Bears intercepted the Vikings four times, completing their league-leading third three-interception game. Matt Cassel was the last Vikings QB to throw four interceptions in a 30-7 loss to the Patriots at TCF Bank Stadium in 2014.
Josh Metellus is the fourth Vikings defender with multiple forced fumbles through 12 weeks.
The Bears won their first game without a touchdown since 1993.