Khalil Mack was Khalil Mack. But there was much more than this. Akiem Hicks was Akiem Hicks. Eddie Jackson was…
Khalil Mack was Khalil Mack. But there was much more than this.
Akiem Hicks was Akiem Hicks. Eddie Jackson was Eddie Jackson. Leonard Floyd was Leonard Floyd. Roquan Smith was Roquan Smith. And Danny Trevathan was Danny Trevathan. And over and over again.
While Mack was the catalyst with a big early takeout, Bears dominated in the fourth quarter in the 25-20 win over the folds. They held the vikings to 139 meters in 39 games taking a 22-6 lead before the Vikings rallied for two desperate touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Jackson delivered the crucial battle early in the fourth quarter,  intercept a Kirk Cousins pass in front of Laquon Treadwell and return it 27 meters for a touchdown. With a two-point conversion card from Mitch Trubisky to Adam Shaheen, the bears took a 22-6 lead at 8:30 in the fourth quarter.
“It was a good reading,” Jackson said. “They tried to make some big games, and [that] was one of their big games. So I just read the quarterback’s eyes.”
It was Bears fifth defensive touchdown this season.
“It was a huge game,” says Bears coach Matt Nagy. “We fought and patted a bit of crime, and there was not much rhythm. Because he would do it, it broke it open a little bit. It was huge.
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Hicks, who had five tackles for loss, put the tone with a big stop on running back Latavius Murray on the third and one to force the Vikings to curb the game’s opening possession.  But Bears Defense Was Best when the vikings threatened the most. With the folds on the Bear’s 14-yard line with the bear that led 3-0 in the first quarter, Mack ended running back Dalvin Cook for a farm loss, hit the ball out and restore it while under a high to stop threats .
“He made a game. That’s what he has done since he got there, Cook said. “Just stuck his hand out there. It was a gift for him.”
When Vikings reached Bears 32 late in the second quarter, Adrian Amos intercepted a passive passport of cousins on an apparent abuse to protect a 14-0 leader.
And after safety, Anthony Harris gave second crash the vikers possession on the 31 yard line, Mack struck cousins for a loss of nine yards. The Vikings eventually decided for Dan Bailey’s 36-yard field goal to cut the lead to 14-3 after three quarters.
After Tarik Cohen fumble gave Vikings possession at Bears 29 early in the fourth quarter, Hicks cousins hit third and second for an eight-yard loss, which in turn forced the Vikings to settle for a field goal. 19659002] “They have played well throughout the year. They had our number tonight, of course,” said Viking broad recipient Adam Thielen, who had seven receptions for 66 meters. “They are a good defense, but many times we hurt ourselves.”