Depleted Bears dominate Vikings

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The Bears were without two of their most important defensive players in Akiem Hicks and Roquan Smith today. Then they lost starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky on the first offensive series. Against the Vikings, that didn’t matter at all.

Despite having a depleted roster, the Bears absolutely dominated the Vikings for four quarters, winning 16-6.

Chicago’s defense made a mockery of Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. He was under relentless pressure all day and rarely found anyone open downfield. The Vikings have paid a fortune for Cousins and wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, but their offense wouldn’t look much different if they had a starting quarterback and two starting wide receivers making the league minimum salary. Only late in the fourth quarter, when trailing 16-0, did the Vikings finally start having some success throwing the ball downfield. That proved to be too little, too late.

For the Bears, Khalil Mack, Nick Williams and Roy Robertson-Harris all had big games pressuring Cousins. Losing two of their top front seven players didn’t make much difference.

Bears backup quarterback Chase Daniel stepped in for Trubisky and played better than Trubisky has this season, throwing a first-quarter touchdown pass to give the Bears an early lead and then playing efficient football to hold that lead.

The Bears’ defense remains one of the best in the NFL, and Daniel played well enough that the Bears should feel confident even if Trubisky misses significant time. In the wide-open NFC North, the 3-1 Bears are keeping pace.

174 responses to “Depleted Bears dominate Vikings

  1. Worse loss of the year for the Vikings. 0-2 in the NFC North – Cousins isn’t the answer. I want a QB change, Mannion for now and get a real QB in after the season. Cousins was scared on the 1st drop back and he fumbles way too much. I am tired of it already.

  2. If Cousins was a RB he would be cut for fumbling. Zimmer needs to bench Cousins for lack of ball security alone.

  3. The Bears JV squad manhandled the Vikings. As long Minnesota’s a run-first team, they will never beat this Chicago team. They’re a non factor at this point with Cousins.

  4. That defense isnt “one of the best” in the NFL. They are by far the best… Theyt mwere missing 2 probowlers – and they were completely dominating.

    That Bear defense is FEROCIOUS.

  5. conormacleod says:
    September 28, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Mind games? No. Bears gonna try and stop a prolific Vikings rushing attack. If they can’t, Vikes will win by 2 TD’s. If Vikes have no turnovers, they will win for sure. Bears offense is garbage.

    ______________

    You meat head!

  6. Good game by our friends the Bears. Daniel > Trubisky. Start him. Cousins just doesn’t have it. Poor Minnesota.

  7. The Bears defense isn’t “one of the best” in the NFL. They ARE the best.

    They were missing 2 pro-bowlers – and they were completely dominating. That Bear defense is FEROCIOUS.

  8. I’m starting to wonder if giving Cousins that gigantic contract was a great idea. Not really sure he’s measuring up to the types of QB’s making that kind of money: Cousins, Rodgers, Wilson, Brees, Brady… just doesn’t fit…

  9. Remember a couple weeks ago when Viking fans relentlessly trolled the Packers because, even though we won, it was pretty ugly? Lmao.

  10. It had to be the refs!!! Ohhyeah but in the 2nd Quarter after ALL-PRO QB Cousins got sacked at his own 5 and get a free 1st down for unsportsmanlike conduct because the Bears DE said something mean, the Vikes got 55 straight penalty yards……I will tell you one thing Dalvin The Machine Cook had the best 35 yard running game I have ever seen and the 84 million Dollar man almost pulled it out at the end……Thank God the Vikes have all that cap money leftover and sealed the deal with Treadwell, I just wished the Packers were as smart as the Vikes…………..

  11. Daniel had a career game in the 1st half . The defense got pushed around . It wasn’t all Cousins fault [Diggs is making mistakes too] and you have to wonder why they didn’t go to quick passes.

  12. Bears fans be proud. As a Packer fan it scares me you can put #44 in the lineup and get that kind of performance…..yipes! I wanteack to trade for him by the 2nd quarter… Great victory.

    As to Viking fans… those of you who aren’t doubting their ability to throw the ball “if needed” should probably have started sometime in the 3rd quarter.

    Hasn’t the current dink-n-dunk OC worked for all the other OC’s Zimmer has cycled through?

  13. I told you all that Zimmer should have benched Cousins for Mannion after the GB int.

    The Vikings need to move on from Cousins. Bench him, play Mannion and draft a QB.
    Actually fire Spielman tonight. Then draft a QB.

  14. Hats off to the Bears today.

    I hate to have to say that, but we were outplayed.

    I said earlier in the week that either Chicago or Minnesota would be in first place by the end of today. Some fans of Detroit and Green Bay doubted me. What else is new…

    I wish Trubisky hadn’t been injured. I think Daniels produced much more than Trubisky would have.

    If I were a Packer fan, I’d be expounding about how Cousins was so valiant going 27 for 36 today. But if you don’t win, who cares?

    Well, Aaron Rodgers cares more about his personal stats than whether his team wins or loses…

  15. Congrats Bears, played a hell of a game. Chase Daniel played better than Trubisky, and way better than Cousins. If Zimmer can’t figure it out, he needs to go. Spielman needs to be fired for giving Cousins that contract with never doing anything. Typical crap by this team. It’s going to be Detroit and Chicago for the division title.

  16. Maybe the Vikings fans now believe how good the CHG defense is. They were ripping GB and Rodgers after week one.

    Lots of really solid teams in the North. Lions gave Chiefs a good run today too.

  17. heLLpaso says:
    September 29, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    On what galaxy is Hicks and Smith more important than Mack?

    #1#1#1#1#1#1#1#1#1#1#1#1#1#1#1#1#1#1#1#1#1

    The same galaxy their backups RRH and Nick Kwiatkoski are from.

    The Bears depth is insane.

  18. Well, that was embarrassing. The defense made Chase Daniels — CHASE DANIELS — look like Joe Montana and Dan Marino.

    O-line is ‘high school’ at best Reif? *UGH*

  19. Sure we beat the Vikes and the Bears but BEWARE THE 84 Million Dollar Man and if My Man theilen doesn’t get the catch he will chew you right up verbally and I luv the New Zimmer Offense run run run run Throw (Scratch that I mean’t run, run run, punt, let that average (sorry I meant a hair above) D play 40 mins a game and let the 84 million dollar man get his stats in the last quarter, don’t be haters The 84 Million Dollar man averaged almost 70% on his passing today with 0 int’s…..Dang Refs

  20. ditkasanger says:
    September 29, 2019 at 7:31 pm
    That defense isnt “one of the best” in the NFL. They are by far the best… Theyt mwere missing 2 probowlers – and they were completely dominating.

    That Bear defense is FEROCIOUS.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    That defense is definitely better than your spelling.

  21. as a Packer fan I can accept Bears fans talkin smack,,they have 12 world titles and a great history,,when Vike fans talk smack its like “yea ok,,keeep wishin Barney”

  22. Wow, 25% of the season is already over and the Packers are in first place in the division and the Vikings are in last. Who’d have thought? The Vikings are vaunted too! It’s just not fair. Again.

  23. Congratulations to the Bears on a solid win.

    You have to wonder how much longer the Minnesota franchise will continue the charade of believing that Cousins is a franchise quarterback.

    #YouVikeLastPlace

  24. Congrats to the Bears. The score does not reflect the absolute beating we took at Soldier field today. That is all.

  25. Wow. Last place after getting worked by a beat-up (but excellent) Chicago squad. Wow. Only a shutout would have kept the stink-o Vikings offense in this game. That’s a bit too much to ask. Sucks, but it’s only week four and Minnesota is 2-2. Can we hope for improvement, or is it simply that the Bears are a bad match up for Minnesota?

  26. “It’s going to be Detroit and Chicago for the division title.”

    About time! The Lions game was really close and they looked damn good! I look forward to the Thanksgiving match up repeat this year!

  27. Someone should make a GIF of Cook getting pancaked on that block. Made me laugh out loud.

    Cook’s body language was Rodgersesque in the second half. Not a good look. On to October.

  28. Where is my boy Ariana 1500 or whatever, he just like me a true fan, always going to be a diehard fan of the Football team with a girl under the helmet with long blonde hair and I will always be there for them (Hold on I am selling my viking home game tickets, getting 30 cents on the dollar at least) Again I will always be there for them sure The Packers have 13 Championships, 5 SB wins, a winning record against us, but our secret weapon is Zimmer is studying Hockey real hard this year because he is sure La Fleur is a hockey coach name…..nothing gets by that guy, in fact I just heard him say they didn’t run enough today……..

  29. gtodriver says:
    September 29, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    I said earlier in the week that either Chicago or Minnesota would be in first place by the end of today. Some fans of Detroit and Green Bay doubted me. What else is new…
    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    And Chicago still isn’t in first place due to the tiebreaker. So are you self-loathing or just not knowledgeable about these things?

  30. “I said earlier in the week that either Chicago or Minnesota would be in first place by the end of today. Some fans of Detroit and Green Bay doubted me. What else is new…”

    1. Packers
    2. Bears
    3. Lions
    4. Vikings

    It was mathematically impossible for either of those teams to be in first place. The Packers and the Lions both lost and the Packers are still in first place. If the Lions had won, they’d be first and the Packers would be second… and your Vikings would still be last.

    Just the actual facts.

  31. Aaron Rodgers cares more about his personal stats than whether his team wins or loses…

    ++++

    You care about Cousins completion percentage… it was good today.

    And you care so much about Aaron Rodgers rather than honestly assess your own favorite team you want to remind us. Odd.

  32. The Lions are looking better than either of these teams, even in a loss to the MVP today!

    The Bears will only go so far with that offense, and the Vikings look like a last place team. And we know the Packers are a mirage.

    THE.
    YEAR.
    OF.
    THE.
    CAT.

    ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ONEPRIDE

  33. “The Vikings have paid a fortune for Cousins and wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, but their offense wouldn’t look much different if they had a starting quarterback and two starting wide receivers making the league minimum salary.”

    Ouch. I’m a Bears fan so I know bad quarterbacking, but this goes beyond reporting. This is rubbing it in.

  34. I said earlier in the week that either Chicago or Minnesota would be in first place by the end of today. Some fans of Detroit and Green Bay doubted me. What else is new…
    ——
    Say what? None of that makes sense.

  35. cheeseisfattening …..You’re right I lived in Bears territory for 35 years and I will ocasionally root for them because they are really good fans then I moved 90 miles from the Twin Cities and honestly Viking fans are the worst fair-weather, crying, make excuse fans I have ever seen, this pre-season one of the Vikes amazing fans wanted to start a fight with me as he was pointing in my face and screaming into a conversation a friend of mine were in about the Milwaukee Bucks, I then preceded to ignore him and he got booted from the bar I was at, he then began screaming “The Packers will be lucky to win 2-3 games this year, welcome to becoming a loser the next two decades while the Vikes will win multiple SB and dominate our division, the other thing this guy weighed about 400lbs….typical Viking Fan….All True BTW

  36. A week 4 loss in Chicago is not the end of the season
    —–
    But it’s not as good as a week one win, that’s for sure.

  37. cellarperformance says:

    Wow, 25% of the season is already over and the Packers are in first place in the division and the Vikings are in last.
    ###

    I was waiting for cellar to come out of his funk…

    4 games in and last place in only 1 game out of first place.

    Only 10 teams in the NFL with a better record…

  38. pkrlvr says:

    Say what? None of that makes sense.
    ###

    Is Chicago not 3 – 1 and in a tie for first place?

    Don’t go talking about tiebreakers – that only counts at the end of the season.

  39. I said yesterday that the Vikings should just embrace who they are by donning the floppy shoes, red noses and multicolored outfits of the clowns they really are.
    Nothing of what I witnessed today would change that assessment.
    Perhaps adding the Benny Hill theme to the highlights would complete their look.

  40. I didn’t think the Vikings were going 15-1. But I agree, someone needs to b#tch slap some football sense into that boy. VIkings still make playoffs.

  41. “wozzmann1955 says:

    September 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    as a Packer fan I can accept Bears fans talkin smack,,they have 12 world titles and a great history,,when Vike fans talk smack its like “yea ok,,keeep wishin Barney””
    __________________________________________
    Da Bears have 9 championships.

  42. “Dalvin Cook is gonna run all over that D without Hicks!”

    Cough, hack, choke.

    Cousins is Minnesotan for Trubisky.

  43. flviking

    I was at a bar with 200 Vikings fans and every single one of them was LAUGHING at this team.

    This team is total garbage and they will remain garbage as long as Cousins is their QB.

    Please go away now. you are dead wrong.

  44. The Lions are looking better than either of these teams, even in a loss to the MVP today!

    The Bears will only go so far with that offense, and the Vikings look like a last place team. And we know the Packers are a mirage.

    THE.
    YEAR.
    OF.
    THE.
    CAT.

    ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ONEPRIDE

    _______________________

    For the past 5 years you do this over and over again. Please shut up! Mahomes looked terrible today, hitting receivers in the back, missed route throws. Stafford fumbled as usual. The Lions should have easily won that game and they blew it. You haven’t even played a division game yet and you’re not good enough to beat the Packers or the Bears defenses so go pound sand!

    #ONE”playoffwininsixtyyears”PRIDE

  45. sirlurksalot says:
    September 29, 2019 at 7:56 pm
    “The Vikings have paid a fortune for Cousins and wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, but their offense wouldn’t look much different if they had a starting quarterback and two starting wide receivers making the league minimum salary.”

    Ouch. I’m a Bears fan so I know bad quarterbacking, but this goes beyond reporting. This is rubbing it in

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@

    The Vikings deserve a good rubbing in after that performance. But going forward the bears QB is Chase Daniels.

  46. Wafflestomp says:
    September 29, 2019 at 8:05 pm
    I said yesterday that the Vikings should just embrace……
    —–
    You also said they were irrelevant, yet you spent your day yesterday posting on their stories, then watching the game, and now posting again today. Doesn’t say much about your life or lack thereof. Hopefully you find something relevant to do, maybe put on your nicest clothes from Shopko and hit up Denny’s.

  47. Not a surprise the Vikings are in the cellar. I have said that roster is weak for 2 years now and keep getting proven correct.

    The Vikings are totally irrelevant. Discussing them is pointless. Status quo.

    Time to go scout the Cowboys and enjoy this Pinot Noir.👍

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #PackerNation!

  48. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 29, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    A week 4 loss in Chicago is not the end of the season like being exposed as a soft team would be.

    +++++

    But what if both things happen at once? Like today.

  49. I can speak for 99% of actual Vikings fans:

    This team is done. It’s been a total failure with Cousins. Start over. This franchise is a joke. Cousins is the worst free agent signing in NFL history. The defense is old and over the hill. Firesale this entire roster for picks and start over…again.

    Anybody that says otherwise is simply a troll or an idiot like flviking.

    Packer, Bear, and Lion fans: enjoy dominating the division this year and next year. Who knows what 2021 brings but the Vikings will be a bottom 10 NFL team in 2019 and 2020.

  50. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 29, 2019 at 8:14 pm
    The Vikings are totally irrelevant. Discussing them is pointless.
    ————
    You and Waffle say that yet you spend all day online posting on Vikings stories under multiple screen names. Sorry your life is that irrelevant.

  51. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 29, 2019 at 8:14 pm
    The Vikings are totally irrelevant. Discussing them is pointless.
    ————
    You and Waffle say that yet you spend all day online posting on Vikings stories under multiple screen names. Sorry your life is that irrelevant.

  52. “The Lions are looking better than either of these teams, even in a loss to the MVP today!”

    The Lions are like the middle child in the NFC North. The Bears and Packers are the twin older siblings, with Minnesota being teh big mouthed youngest child. It’s cute that the Lions have hope, and they did look pretty good. But last I checked, that Chief’s D isn’t too much. Let’s see how the divisoinal games go first before we crown the Lions anything.

  53. Here we go………….
    pushn50 says:
    September 29, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Cousins and the Oline might be the worst in the league right now. Vikings are toast.

    SO after bragging constantly for 1 1/2 years about the great free agent signing for Cousins and throwing his pre-Viking stats at us on how incredible he is and that his 5 winning games against .500 and above teams meant nothing in his 8 years career because he was the missing piece and an offensive line that has lead the league in rushing yards as well as yds per carry and only allowing 2 sacks this season before this game its gotta be the O-Lines fault, OK…..Well at least after today with that dominant performance by Kirk and the refs giving you 55 straight penalty yards in the second quarter when he was sacked at the 4 Cousins moved up from the 32nd rated QB in the NFL QB Rating system to 28th…….

  54. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    September 29, 2019 at 7:42 pm
    Congrats Bears, played a hell of a game. Chase Daniel played better than Trubisky, and way better than Cousins. If Zimmer can’t figure it out, he needs to go. Spielman needs to be fired for giving Cousins that contract with never doing anything. Typical crap by this team. It’s going to be Detroit and Chicago for the division title

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Last week it was Green Bay winning the NFCN. Now it’s Detroit or Chicago for the NFCN division. Please do all of us Viking fans a favor and cheer on one of those teams. Cry baby Viking fans, now that’s embarrassing.

  55. I love all these anti-Cousins comments. He had zero time back there and spent half the game getting sacked. Plus, nobody was getting open. This is his fault how?? The problem is (still) a lack of an o-line.

  56. As a Bear’s fan, I so enjoy the Packer fans busting on the Viking’s fans. I can see why many respect the Bears to some extent, but hate the Vikes. Keep it up, it’s amusing.

  57. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 29, 2019 at 8:14 pm
    Not a surprise the Vikings are in the cellar. I have said that roster is weak for 2 years now and keep getting proven correct.

    The Vikings are totally irrelevant. Discussing them is pointless

    @@@@@@@@@@@@

    But yet here you are discussing them. poor green and yellows

  58. dddriver5000:
    I could see why somebody would be mad at you in a bar, you sound obnoxious just by your multiple posts in a short period of time on this article.
    With a new screen name, how many do you have now?

  59. Cousins is on my last nerve, but I understand why the Vikings went after him, because Case has shown he also sucks. That being said, I find Packer trolls pathetic after their last game. A loss is a loss…

  60. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 29, 2019 at 8:14 pm
    Not a surprise the Vikings are in the cellar. I have said that roster is weak for 2 years now and keep getting proven correct.
    ——-
    That point is still up in the air, how about owning up to your other awesome predictions: Your bets you and your “buddies” were going to put on the Vikings to lose week 1 and 3 this year, Jake Kumerow being the wily veteran, Lazard being an impact player, Vitale being a pass catching FB, the Brewers being a relevant team.

  61. The Vikings made the bears defence look to good. If the Vikings ran a no huddle offence they would have had a chance. You can’t give a good defence like that time to set up. I Still have hope but don’t think cousins is the answer.

  62. dddriver5000 says:
    September 29, 2019 at 7:59 pm
    cheeseisfattening …..You’re right I lived in Bears territory for 35 years and I will ocasionally root for them because they are really good fans then I moved 90 miles from the Twin Cities and honestly Viking fans are the worst fair-weather, crying, make excuse fans I have ever seen, this pre-season one of the Vikes amazing fans wanted to start a fight with me as he was pointing in my face and screaming into a conversation a friend of mine were in about the Milwaukee Bucks, I then preceded to ignore him and he got booted from the bar I was at, he then began screaming “The Packers will be lucky to win 2-3 games this year, welcome to becoming a loser the next two decades while the Vikes will win multiple SB and dominate our division, the other thing this guy weighed about 400lbs….typical Viking Fan….All True BTW
    __________________

    None of that surprises me at all.
    As a Packer fan that frequents the Twin Cities on occasion, as well as Lambeau Field on the regular, I’ve been dealing with belligerent and ignorant Barney fans for years.
    They are by far the worst fans in our division.
    Sometimes you just have to smile, shrug your shoulders and move on.

  63. The Vikings defense played OK. Daniels picked at them a bit but couldn’t convert touchdowns. They didn’t lose because of their D today.

    I’m struggling to recall a higher paid and also lower producing QB and I’ve got nothing. How long can this staff let this kind of play continue? It’s unwatchable.

  64. thenonNFLguy says:
    September 29, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    The top defenses in the league:

    1. Bears
    2. Patriots
    3. Green Bay////////

    The packers have been giving up 175 yards rushing a game in the last 3 weeks. That isn’t a top 10 defense. Look at the Pats schedule before you put them at 2. They played the Steelers with Ben getting hurt, Jets without Darnold, the
    Dolphins and Bills.

  65. They need better game plan… even I could do better. All Vikes needed to do was tip wear out the defense by dink and dunk here and there, set up screens, short passes to set up for run and long deep throws… can’t afford to do long passes early when the defense is still fast. Make the defense think. Can’t blame Kirk for everything, the o-line can’t block, gotta get rid of the ball quick, can’t hold the ball like Kirk did though.

  66. A couple days ago some really annoying Viking fan was ripping me a new one after the Pack lost to philly he said our D sucks and Rodgers sucks and that we spent a 100 million for the two smith’s OLB and they were busts already, I calmly said The two Smiths have 8.5 sacks this year, which means out 2 OLBers have more sacks then your 4 D-Lineman, 3 LBS who have 8 and have spent 250 million on, also I said forget about Rodgers, Kirk the 84 million Dollar man Cousins has beaten 5 winning teams in 8 years and Tribinsky let alone Rodgers has beaten 8 winning teams in a little over 2 years, he called me a liar started scrolling with his phone and said forget about it I am not wasting my time reading through all that……….Viking fans….unfricking believable

  67. Alvin KarmaSutra says:
    September 29, 2019 at 8:12 pm
    flviking

    I was at a bar with 200 Vikings fans and every single one of them was LAUGHING at this team.

    This team is total garbage and they will remain garbage as long as Cousins is their QB.

    Please go away now. you are dead wrong

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    I’ll be here come playoff time. You on the other hand will no where to be found. Just for fun, I will post your comment when the Vikings clinch playoff berth.

  68. upnorthvikesfan says:
    September 29, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    I love all these anti-Cousins comments.//////

    Maybe because he was scared from the 1st play and couldn’t find guys open when they were. Look at how off target he was throwing behind the WR’s. Zimmer got out coached and the Bears push the Vikings around. The Bears are better than the Vikings at this point.

  69. upnorthvikesfan says:
    I love all these anti-Cousins comments. He had zero time back there and spent half the game getting sacked…
    ——————-
    Chase Daniel didn’t have any time to throw either but he seemed to have plenty of completions. Cousins has poor pocket presence.

  70. Wafflestomp says:
    September 29, 2019 at 8:24 pm
    dddriver5000 says:
    September 29, 2019 at 7:59 pm
    cheeseisfattening …..You’re right I lived in Bears territory for 35 years and I will ocasionally root for them because they are really good fans then I moved 90 miles from the Twin Cities and honestly Viking fans are the worst fair-weather, crying, make excuse fans I have ever seen, this pre-season one of the Vikes amazing fans wanted to start a fight with me as he was pointing in my face and screaming into a conversation a friend of mine were in about the Milwaukee Bucks, I then preceded to ignore him and he got booted from the bar I was at, he then began screaming “The Packers will be lucky to win 2-3 games this year, welcome to becoming a loser the next two decades while the Vikes will win multiple SB and dominate our division, the other thing this guy weighed about 400lbs….typical Viking Fan….All True BTW
    __________________
    None of that surprises me at all.
    As a Packer fan that frequents the Twin Cities on occasion, as well as Lambeau Field on the regular, I’ve been dealing with belligerent and ignorant Barney fans for years.
    They are by far the worst fans in our division.
    Sometimes you just have to smile, shrug your shoulders and move on.
    ———-

    That’s neat your talking to yourself to try and prove your point. Your should go drink wine with the emoji guy – he seems lonely as well.

  71. The Vikings defense played OK. Daniels picked at them a bit but couldn’t convert touchdowns. They didn’t lose because of their D today.

    I’m struggling to recall a lower producing QB and I’ve got nothing. How long can this staff let this kind of play continue? It’s unwatchable.

    OK I have you’re answer who is the a lower producing QB that Kirk Cousins in Viking History….All of them!

  72. Why are GB fans in this thread talking smack? For one, no dog in the fight, and second, they already lost this week. Yes, we all know the league piles the home games on for you at the start of the season, and we all know the league makes sure you win divisional games. Ignorance is a true art form for you people.

  73. gtodriver says:
    Well, Aaron Rodgers cares more about his personal stats than whether his team wins or loses…
    ___________

    Even if that happens to be true, you can’t help but try to take a swipe at the 3-1 division leading Packers squad instead of focusing on your Vikings who have are 2-2 with wins coming vs. not so great teams, and being 0-2 in the division… with a QB many Viking fans are sick of 20 games into his massive contract.

  74. RMoss84HOF says:
    September 29, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    That’s neat your talking to yourself to try and prove your point. Your should go drink wine with the emoji guy – he seems lonely as well.
    _________

    In typical Barney fashion you’re wrong as usual.
    You and Cheese really shouldn’t quit your day jobs because your detective skills are quite faulty.
    Hmm…..you seem a little cantankerous when your team get’s exposed. Again!

  75. fmc651 says:
    September 29, 2019 at 8:27 pm
    thenonNFLguy says:
    September 29, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    The top defenses in the league:

    1. Bears
    2. Patriots
    3. Green Bay////////

    The packers have been giving up 175 yards rushing a game in the last 3 weeks. That isn’t a top 10 defense. Look at the Pats schedule before you put them at 2. They played the Steelers with Ben getting hurt, Jets without Darnold, the
    Dolphins and Bills.

    ———

    Ben didn’t get hurt until week 2….and the Patriots defense has given up 13 points in four games, leads the NFL in both sacks and interceptions…. nice try

  76. Sorry Waffle if I cant keep up with your and emoji boy’s many screen names. Yet both you clowns went on about how irrelevant the Vikings are yet here you still are. What’s the matter no pro wrestling matches in town to go to?

  77. packer fans talking about the putrid offense of the Vikings not doubt Kirk and the play calling stunk. But the packers scored 4 more points than the Vikings did in Chicago so don’t get too carried away now.

  78. My mistake on Ben but still I noticed you didn’t respond to the ease of schedule. The Jets with a back up, Dolphins have been quitting from the start of training camp and the Bills. A team that hasn’t been a scoring offense since Kelly was QB so nice try.
    When you play the Dolphins,Jets and Bills I hope you get some sacks & picks.

  79. Why are GB fans in this thread talking smack? For one, no dog in the fight, and second, they already lost this week. Yes, we all know the league piles the home games on for you at the start of the season, and we all know the league makes sure you win divisional games. Ignorance is a true art form for you people.
    —–
    Check the comment section on any of the Packer/Eagle stories from Thursday and I think you’ll get your answer to that first question. As to the other points, we all get 8 home games and quit with the ref thing, it’s just stupid. I watched the refs drive MN right down the field today. It happens to all teams. Only Viking fans complain so much about it….yet call others ignorant.

  80. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    September 29, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Why are GB fans in this thread talking smack?

    +++++

    Weren’t you demoted by flviking? I’m here because of the last 5+ seasons of Viking fans promoting Mike Zimmer as Super Bound capable while ripping the Packers relentlessly whether they were 15-1 or 6-9-1.

    Once the Cousins gloom fully takes hold, the Zim death spiral will be quick and explosive. His “bluntness” will be less appreciated by Purples on his way out the building.

  81. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 29, 2019 at 8:14 pm
    Not a surprise the Vikings are in the cellar. I have said that roster is weak for 2 years now and keep getting proven correct.

    The Vikings are totally irrelevant. Discussing them is pointless. Status quo.

    Time to go scout the Cowboys and enjoy this Pinot Noir

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    Scout the cowboys? lol. Now I’m going to kick back with my scotch on the rocks while my wife enjoys her Pinot Noir.

  82. Totally totally out coached again especially on offense. Even with Kubiack this offense is a bland stale straight forward offense. No adjusting for the pressure like quick hits miss directions nothing. The gm is not to smart one year he keeps 4 qbs on the active roster one being a rookie with promise the next year he’s on your roster again then the third year with a pretty good looking pre season you cut him and have nothing behind your 3 year starter.

  83. Vikings ruined their team by getting rid of keenum. From nfc championship to no playoffs and worst team in the division.

  84. howiehandles says:
    September 29, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    As a Bear’s fan, I so enjoy the Packer fans busting on the Viking’s fans. I can see why many respect the Bears to some extent, but hate the Vikes. Keep it up, it’s amusing.

    A true story my wife for a couple of years worked for a surgeon when he hunted in october the wife and I got luxury box tickets for like two years, the box we were in held about 15 people and out of them 2 were Bears fans that were like in their 30’s the first year the bears won the second year the packers won, we had a great time, told jokes about both teams, drank beer together, shrimp, wings the whole deal, really nice people, we never fought but we teased each other all 12-13 pack fans a 2 bears fans, it was excellent, the next year we didn’t go but apparently the tickets that we used to get went to some viking fans and an actual brawl or almost a brawl broke out with one of the viking fans getting arrested and he was a doctor from Mayo Clinic, hes the only one who threw a punch only one who got arrested while his 13 yearold son watched…….even though we weren’t there we knew all the other and it came down to the doctors kid said he like Favre and the dad didn’t like it and threw a hissy fit…..makes u wonder

  85. I’d like to see my Patriots forge an agreement with the Bears for joint practices and an annual preseason game.

    Maybe even some intel sharing and priority consideration as a trading partner and draft pick deal partner.

  86. thenorseman817 says:
    September 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm
    Totally totally out coached again especially on offense. Even with Kubiack this offense is a bland stale straight forward offense. No adjusting for the pressure like quick hits miss directions nothing. The gm is not to smart one year he keeps 4 qbs on the active roster one being a rookie with promise the next year he’s on your roster again then the third year with a pretty good looking pre season you cut him and have nothing behind your 3 year starter.
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    Let me fill you in on Kubiak’s offenses: they aren’t good. they are indeed bland, statle, and straight forward. Kubiak won a superbowl with Baltimore as a coordinator because of the Ravens defense, and won a superbowl with the broncos because of Wade Phillips defense.

  87. we all know the league piles the home games on for you at the start of the season
    —–
    What’s funny is that you think having a rash of home games early in the season is a good thing. Do you think teams like playing at Lambeau in mid December? It’s a huge advantage for us to be at home when it’s cold, not in September.

  88. Alvin KarmaSutra says:
    September 29, 2019 at 9:20 pm
    thenorseman817 says:
    September 29, 2019 at 9:00 pm
    Totally totally out coached again especially on offense. Even with Kubiack this offense is a bland stale straight forward offense. No adjusting for the pressure like quick hits miss directions nothing. The gm is not to smart one year he keeps 4 qbs on the active roster one being a rookie with promise the next year he’s on your roster again then the third year with a pretty good looking pre season you cut him and have nothing behind your 3 year starter.
    __________________________

    Let me fill you in on Kubiak’s offenses: they aren’t good. they are indeed bland, statle, and straight forward. Kubiak won a superbowl with Baltimore as a coordinator because of the Ravens defense, and won a superbowl with the broncos because of Wade Phillips defense.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Let me fill you in on Kubiaks Super Bowl offenses. 34 points and almost 400 yards in the Ravens win. 24 points and over 300 yards in the Broncos win. We get it, you don’t like the Vikings. But making up lies makes you look ridiculous.

  89. Here is a question for those demanding Cousin’s get traded;
    Given his performance since signing his guaranteed contract, what team in their right mind would logically take on that contract and subsequent cap hit?
    For those demanding he get cut; how are the Vikings going to logically improve with the massive cap hit they would be required to take?
    For those demanding he be benched; What logical explanation could the coaching staff give the owner for paying a clipboard holder $28M to stand on the sidelines.

    That is the problem with giving him 84M/3 years, you get what you paid for and your stuck with the results.

  90. This is a Great Example of what I am talking about after the Packers beat the Vikings their fanbase and sports news said something to the effect of “Vikings should have beaten Packers” or “Vikes start in hole but should have won” The only problem is when you lose a game 21-16 and never had the lead how the hell can you say you should have won??? Now fast forward to today and after losing your team is 2-2 you have arguably played through one of the toughest parts pf your schedule and Bang…..You do a 180 after 4 games you have no hope…look at the headline now…”Vikings loss an encore presentation not worth watching” or ”
    Chicago Bears 16, Minnesota Vikings 6: What the heck was that? Ugly from start to finish

  91. As a ling suffering Vikes fan of 40 years I have to admit that was a total butt kicking and willing to admit that its time to sit Cousins. If they dont make a QB change within the next week then this team will implode. Im sick of watching Cousins drop back and looking just terrified, Cousins was a bad g expensive mistake. Why did they wait for til the 4th quarter to go to the quick passes and why did we not blitz the QB more and why were our d-backs playing off the bears receivers by 10 yards? Were is the coaching iq to make in game adjustments??? Another wasted Season is starting to take shape and a last place finished, stick a fork in us as we are done until something is changed at the QB position.

  92. The one thing the Viking offense needed to avoid today was having Cousins do straight drop-back passes on third and long, especially with no double team on Mack. They already know the OL is average at best, and yet they left Mack one-on-one with Rieff, and the result was a strip-sack turnover. Cousins is too flat-footed to avoid the rush when standing still in pocket; it’s one of the reasons he is so ineffective in the clutch.

    What today’s game proved was that the Viking offense does not have the personnel to score on the better defenses in the league. Meanwhile, the Viking defense spends most of the day on the field, only gives up 16 points, and a good effort on their part is wasted.

    If the Vikings are going to make this Cousins thing work, they had better figure out what a roll-out is or get Cousins flat-feet transplanted.

    In order to win in the NFL, you have to be able to move the ball running and move the ball throwing. This game looked like a repeat of both of the Bears game last season (and the Seahawks, Patriots and Bills). Who ever made the decision to sign Cousins to that contract needs to be canned.

  93. Some of you want to bench Cousins for Mannion. Really? Cousins beats up bad teams and he gets beat up by good teams. It’s just who he is and I don’t see it changing. But Mannion is right where he belongs with a clipboard in his hand. Keep in mind that some of you calling for this switch probably called for the Vikings to cut Mannion in favor of Sloter not all that long ago. Realistically, it’s Cousins or bust (and I think we know how that goes).

  94. LOL @ Lion fans. As they found out today, it’s harder to win football games when the opponents aren’t kicking FGs with punters or having injured WRs drop passes.

  95. We don’t hear Kirk yelling “How you like me now?” much lately. Fairly good QB between the 20’s and in garbage time. Other than that, not so much. He was better as a college QB….

  96. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    September 29, 2019 at 8:35 pm
    Why are GB fans in this thread talking smack?
    __________

    Since the NFL Draft the several of the Vikings faithful have been talking smack (whether its 15 or so or just that one guy idk) to Packer fans, in literally ANY Packer thread posted, through training camp, pre-season, regular season week 1 even after week 2 when they loss…. a month into the season and a 2-2 record you start griping about it? why is it “annoying” “not classy” with a user name like your’s I wouldn’t complain about any grief given.

  97. I hate mt team. Taking my toys and going home. We have 2 years left of this Cousins misery. We have no chance to bear any good teams. Every year no matter who is the offensive coordinator we use the same predictable and boring plays. No trick plays, no razzle dazzle. Same garbage calls every week makes us so predictable to defense. Speaking of defense..they are “ok” but not in same league as Chicago. This season is toast.

  98. I know how bad Mannion is and I still want him in there instead of Cousins. Mannion at least gets rid of the ball quicker than Kirk does. Cousins freezes and gets strip sacked. I have had enough, 20 games is enough to know Cousins isn’t the guy.

  99. vikingsftw says:
    September 29, 2019 at 10:53 pm
    I hate mt team. Taking my toys and going home. We have 2 years left of this Cousins misery.
    ______

    Maybe not, maybe the Vikings will turn him loose after this season, I understand it may not be easy with that contract, if not in 4 more weeks its the contract is halfway over and youre headed out of the woods dude.

  100. Bears gonna be tough to beat! Great game! Vikes would probably win twice as many games with DON Zimmer at the helm! Go Bears!!

  101. The Vikings gave up 274 total yards today and 200 passing yards with 16 points. The defense wasn’t the problem. Kirk and the offense was the problem. Kirk’s fumbling is a problem. The play calling was bad, protection packages were bad. The Bears defense dominated the Vikings offense.

  102. dddriver5000
    the refs giving you 55 straight penalty yards in the second quarter /////

    The Bears did it, the refs didn’t give the Vikings special treatment like the packers get. The refs tried to take away a TD from the Eagles but it got overturned. If it wasn’t that would have been 3 weeks in a row the refs took away TD’s from packers opponents on bogus calls. That is special treatment. The Bears earned every one of those penalties. The jumped offside and 47 was bending Irv Smith jr back by his facemask.The Bears made the mistakes.

  103. ditkasanger says:
    September 29, 2019 at 7:31 pm
    That defense isnt “one of the best” in the NFL. They are by far the best… Theyt mwere missing 2 probowlers – and they were completely dominating.

    That Bear defense is FEROCIOUS.

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    Best in the NFC. Ill give them that.

  104. heNFLguy says:
    September 29, 2019 at 7:39 pm
    The top defenses in the league:

    1. Bears
    2. Patriots
    3. Green Bay

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    Sorry man, Bears D is totally legit and you can feel really good about them sure, but still the Patriots defense is impossible to argue against right now.

  105. endtimesparty says:
    September 29, 2019 at 9:18 pm
    I’d like to see my Patriots forge an agreement with the Bears for joint practices and an annual preseason game.

    Maybe even some intel sharing and priority consideration as a trading partner and draft pick deal partner.

    ———————-
    Even as another Patriots fan I gotta ask….wha?

  106. conormacleod says:
    September 28, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Mind games? No. Bears gonna try and stop a prolific Vikings rushing attack. If they can’t, Vikes will win by 2 TD’s. If Vikes have no turnovers, they will win for sure. Bears offense is garbage.

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    If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

  107. whatjusthapped says:
    September 29, 2019 at 9:32 pm
    Its September and the Vikings are already in last place. By Halloween, they will be mathematically eliminated from the playoff picture.
    ——-
    I get that plenty of Vikings fans are over the top bragging on this website. But there are plenty of Packer fans who are just as ridiculous in their bragging. And that includes you on your post.
    Odds are, the Vikings will be 6-6 at the end of October.
    While they won’t be in a playoff position at that time, they surely won’t be eliminated at 6-6.

  108. fmc651 says:
    September 29, 2019 at 10:55 pm
    I know how bad Mannion is and I still want him in there instead of Cousins. Mannion at least gets rid of the ball quicker than Kirk does. Cousins freezes and gets strip sacked. I have had enough, 20 games is enough to know Cousins isn’t the guy.
    ——-
    What I don’t understand is why Vikings management couldn’t see that Cousins wasn’t the guy. I live on east coast and watched Cousins almost every weekend in D.C. I knew it was a mistake to sign this guy for $84 million. Spielman should have been fired last night.

  109. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    September 30, 2019 at 8:02 am
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    whatjusthapped says:
    September 29, 2019 at 9:32 pm
    Its September and the Vikings are already in last place. By Halloween, they will be mathematically eliminated from the playoff picture.
    ——-
    I get that plenty of Vikings fans are over the top bragging on this website. But there are plenty of Packer fans who are just as ridiculous in their bragging. And that includes you on your post.
    Odds are, the Vikings will be 6-6 at the end of October.
    While they won’t be in a playoff position at that time, they surely won’t be eliminated at 6-6.
    ——
    And I apologize for the math error.
    4-4 at the end of October is the likely record for the Vikings.

  110. fmc651 says:
    September 30, 2019 at 12:57 am
    dddriver5000
    the refs giving you 55 straight penalty yards in the second quarter /////

    The Bears did it, the refs didn’t give the Vikings special treatment like the packers get. The refs tried to take away a TD from the Eagles but it got overturned. If it wasn’t that would have been 3 weeks in a row the refs took away TD’s from packers opponents on bogus calls. That is special treatment. The Bears earned every one of those penalties. The jumped offside and 47 was bending Irv Smith jr back by his facemask.The Bears made the mistakes.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    And there you have it. The Vikings got throttled by the Bears… and this one wants to cry about the Packers. The obsession is real.

  111. the refs didn’t give the Vikings special treatment like the packers get. The refs tried to take away a TD from the Eagles but it got overturned.
    __________
    The difference between thebvikings and eagles OPi call was Cook blocked someone in the end zone over a yard down field when making initial contact witb savage…. while the eagles was made at the LOS ornwithin a yard of it and pusing the player down field. The Vikings didnt earn that TD legally and you should really be over it by now and start considering the real reasons your team is struggling.

  112. This is so rich. Viking fans were crowing how the Packers only beat the Bears there 10-3. Vikings weren’t even close in this one with a bunch of Bear starters not even playing. Say what you want but thinking Lions won’t be in last place in the NFC north at end of the year … Vikings?

  113. Send a fifth to Washington for Keenum. He’s not the answer, but he’s more mobile than Cousins ever was and can actually hit Diggs and Theilen down field.

    Then draft a new QB next year.

  114. Some Vikings poster are just too much….a guy with a name mocking a collarbone injury, who routinely trolls packers articles, getting all high and mighty because a few packer fans are telling you what the rest of us already know…the Vikings aren’t that good. Period. End of chat. Zim won’t be able to blame a kicker, or an OC or anyone else.

  115. He’s doing the same exact things he did as a Skin… fumbles on sacks and throws timely interceptions. Didn’t the Vikings watch any film on him???

  116. OKAY OKAY settle down its over react Monday week 4 jeeeezzzz. The squad is 2-2 and only a game outta first. For you neophyte football fans of the Bears, Packers and Lions you do do realize there are 12 games left right? The season doesn’t end today and the play offs do not start this coming weekend. Vikings have never played well in Chicago, its ONE GAME. Its a team game and a lot more went wrong than just Cousins not hitting passes and fumbling. The overthrow to Thielen for a sure TD, yeah thats one on the QB. However, offensive holding on key running and passing plays that were wiped out big gains. The Diggs big catch and fumble.

    To my Vikings brethren, you do realize that just because starters are out doesn’t’ mean an easy gig, its called depth and its something you should know about considering our defensive line is built about the same. The Bears have the best front 7 in the NFL thats for sure, but a lot can happen between now and the end of the season, injures, coaches cracking offensives and defensive schemes of their opponents. Another words there is a lot of football to be played, it aint over til the fat lady sings and she hasn’t even got off her chair and moved towards the buffet table.

    Without a doubt at this point the NFC North is the best division in Football, but let’s see what next Monday brings. Vikings win in New York, Bears lose to Raiders, they have a week to study Chase and win in London, Packers lose to the Cowboys. And then it will be overreact Monday week 5. Then everyone is 3-2 and DO NOT FORGET about those pesky Lions, they are pretty good too. Bears were the better team yesterday but that doesn’t mean they are gonna be the better team all season. AND don’t forget the Trubisky injury, but quite frankly, Chase seems to run the offense better, just saying.

  117. Darkness quit predicting future games, last week youw ere all about that running game and that running game got stuffed… I admire your positivity and have some valid points, the NFC North IS the best and toughest division hands down, there is plenty blame to go around, the oline played poorly, wait til after the games to start pointing those possibilities for the Vikings.

    As you know the Viking fans are really bad when it comes to guessing outcomes of future games even more so when it involves super bowls.

  118. shaggytoodle says:
    September 30, 2019 at 9:38 pm
    Darkness quit predicting future games, last week youw ere all about that running game and that running game got stuffed… I admire your positivity and have some valid points, the NFC North IS the best and toughest division hands down, there is plenty blame to go around, the oline played poorly, wait til after the games to start pointing those possibilities for the Vikings.

    As you know the Viking fans are really bad when it comes to guessing outcomes of future games even more so when it involves super bowls.

    ——————
    Shaggy O Tool more than half the people here predict out comes of games every week. Yes, the run game got stuffed by probably the best front 7 in the NFL right now and yesterday wasn’t an anomoly,Bears have been doing it for 4 weeks. The Vikes started 2-2 the year they went 13-3. Not saying 13-3 is attainable but you dont know what can happen. The O Line played okay, Cousins was hanging on to the ball too long as Zimmer indicated in so many words in his press conference.

    The Packers do not win in Dallas without Davante Adams.Nagy not taking his team to London until Thursday is not a very good idea. Jet lag. One day of practice on Friday. Walk through Saturday, game Sunday.Ever flown to London? Its killer on your biological clock, even if you sleep during the flight.Even if both teams win, the Vikes will still be a game behind. If the Vikes lose to the Giants, 2 games behind with 11 to go. This is far from over, the fat lady hasnt sung yet, hell she hasnt even left for the buffet table. One game does not make a season, doesnt decide the out come for the division title at this point either, season didnt end yesterday.

  119. Rain soaked game. Looked like the sprinklers were left on all night too. Played at 3:30 instead of Noon. On the road in Chicago. That’s a loss penciled in right there.

    The defense is the concern. Couldn’t stop any 3rd downs or passes. Playing stiff just like every single big game in the Zimmer era.

    Whatever Zim says to his teams before each game they come out flat. Just a fact.

    He learns zero from his mistakes yet goes on repeating them.

  120. Tough game – he led Thielen a bit much but I didn’t see Thielen getting any vertical at all – Thielen needs to high point that ball and do what it takes to get under it. One near miss doesn’t make the loss all on Cousins.

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