8:20 p.m. ET
31 degrees, clear
• Chicago’s defense looked dominant in this matchup. Minnesota’s first two scores came off field goals after turnovers, but the Minnesota offense was not able to score a touchdown until 4:51 remained in the 4th quarter. Chicago just appeared to have the Viking’s number on defense, and we credit that to Chicago’s excellent game planning for this matchup.
• Chicago continued to rely on motions and pre-snap movement in order to create an edge on offense, and it worked in this matchup, even against the stout defense of the Minnesota Vikings. Credit to Chicago’s game planning and play calling.
• Both teams exhibited some idiosyncrasies in their decisions to attempt 2-point conversions. Chicago attempted and converted 2-point attempts on their first two touchdowns. We typically advise against going for two but they were successful in their attempts so there is not much to downgrade here. Minnesota attempted 2-point conversions after each of their two touchdowns as well, which we also advise against.