Minnesota Vikings: Studs and duds vs. Bears in Week 4

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Following the Minnesota Vikings loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 4 of the regular season, here are three studs and duds for the Falcons in the defeat.

While riding high coming off of a win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 3, the Minnesota Vikings followed that up with a disappointing showing in the fourth week of the regular season in an important game on Sunday against a division rival.

In their second road game of the 2019 NFL regular season, the Vikings were completely out-matched against fellow NFC North opponent the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Although the game was close for a majority of the contest, ultimately finishing with a final score of 16-6 in advantage of the Bears, Chicago controlled things against Minnesota really from the start of the game.

The Bears opened the game up by carrying a 7-0 lead after the first quarter at home while grabbing a 10-0 advantage heading into halftime on Sunday evening.

After tallying two more field goals in the third quarter while allowing the Vikings to score once late in the contest for their lone score of the game, the Bears came away with the important early-season NFC North showdown to break a tie in the division standings with Minnesota.

With the loss, the Vikings move down to 2-2 overall on the season and have now lost two games on the road to begin the 2019 campaign. Minnesota, which entered the game tied with Chicago for third place in the division, now sits in last place in the NFC North heading into action in Week 5 of the regular season next weekend.

The Vikings will remain on the road for another week when they travel to face off against the New York Giants at noon next Sunday in New York.

In the victory, Chicago improved to 3-1 to move them from a tie with Minnesota in third place in the NFC North to now sitting in a tie with the Green Bay Packers for first place in the division. The Bears will hit the road in Week 5 to square off against the Oakland Raiders at noon on Sunday in Oakland, looking for their fourth win in a row against the Raiders.

Following Minnesota’s second loss of the season and second loss away from US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis so far this season, let’s take a look back at the game and pick out three studs and three duds for the Vikings.