Hello, everybody, And welcome into tonight's broadcast.
I am Samuel Ray is coming to You live here on SportsCastr.
It's Monday Night Football from the Windy City.
It's an NFC North rivalry game, the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears.
And only in the year of 2020 would we see a matchup where a team that's three and five is actually on the rise in a team that is five and four are on the fall.
Well, that's the case tonight.
The Vikings started the season one in five.
They've since 12 in a row and starting to gain some momentum.
As Dalvin Cook starts, Thio has started to heat up, and he has been playing lights out.
Meanwhile, for the Chicago Bears, they started the season five and one.
They've lost their last three, and they sure would like to get back on track here as they cannot afford to go on before heading into the bye week.
Obviously, this won't be a do or die situation when it comes to the playoffs, but this game does have huge playoff implications, and a loss for either team would be a big blow in those postseason aspirations were underway in the Windy City.
As Chicago kicks it off.
It's a driven ball into the end zone from Cairo.
Santos for a touchback in Minnesota, will begin from the 25 yard line.
And so here comes Kirk Cousins.
In his last two games, 34 passes, four touchdowns, no interceptions, he said.
I don't care how Maney pass attempts I get.
I just want to win.
And that is really the focus for the Vikings right now.
No individual statistics are the focus right now for this team.
It's just winning football games and getting their season back on track because the playoffs could be a real possibility.
Especially they way, the way they've been playing late after a very poor start to the season, and it's handed off on the very first played a Dalvin cook for a gain of four of the 29 yard line.
Let's meet the Vikings offense.
Riley Reiff, Dakota Dozier, Carrot Bradbury as we're Cleveland in Brian O'Neill making up the offensive line and then the skill players include Dalvin Cook C J Han Adam Feeling the rookie out of L s U Justin Jefferson along with Kyle Rudolph, second and six after a four yard gain.
Cousins gonna throw over the middle the capture made by Cook.
But he's hit hard on the play as an It's an immediate tackled by Danny Trevathan, and it's third down in medium for Minnesota.
All right, let's meet the defense of Chicago.
Akeem Hicks by Lyle Nichols and Mario Edwards making up the D line.
Khalil Macro, Kwan Smith and Robert Quinn, the linebackers.
And then in the secondary, you have Kyle Fuller to Sean Gibson, Eddie Jackson, Jane Ellen Johnson and Buster Scribe.
Thank you for joining Paul.
It's third and four for the Vikings, and a flag is thrown our first penalty of the game.
And it looks as though it's against the defense.
Just a mental lapse there.
And I believe it's on Trevathan Scott Novak leading the officiating crew tonight, just second season as an NFL referee.
And yeah, I just, uh, a bad mistake there from Danny Trevathan, A mental lapse, as I said.
And so that gives Minnesota of first down as they were setting up for a big third and four, but get gifted a fresh set of downs.
And so from the 36 1st down in 10.
Cook off a tackle takes it to the 41 as he was taken down eventually by Nichols.
Sure, and already some words being exchanged between Calvin Cooking. Akeem Hicks.
Those two have history of some chip ***** in trash talking in previous matchups, and so that will be a fun thing to keep in eye on because as good as get as Dalvin Cook has been, that should be an interesting matchup going against one of the best defensive players in the league.
And Akeem Hicks, second and five.
Rolling left is cousins throwing across his body over the middle, and he connects with C J Ham.
Nicely done there, CJ hand the pullback.
Making the play.
All right, let's rewind a week.
17 of the 2018 season.
This is when these two really went at it for the first time.
And then just to play ago, they were already exchanging some words.
You gotta love it in an NFC North rivalry game like this.
Two great players on both sides of the ball, already going at each other as Cook will take it to the outside and tackled after a two yard gain.
Fuller making the play.
Andy Jackson helped out as well.
That's exactly what you want.
If you're Chicago forced, cook to the edge and don't let them gain anything down the sideline on Lee a couple yards on the play there for Cook.
And that brings up second and eight for Minnesota.
Cook on the sideline for the moment.
The running backs in Madison and Abdullah Abdul line up on the near side is a receiver to receivers on the far side.
And on second and eight, here comes the snap cousins dropping back in the pocket and delivers a strike as he connects with Adam feeling for a first down to the Chicago 40.
So two running backs brought in.
They were spread out on the line of scrimmage, and in the end, Cousins went to feeling and they got the first down.
Gary Kubiak is the Vikings offensive coordinator.
First season in that role.
This is handed off to another of their running backs and Alexander Madison looking for a spin move but not getting anywhere on the play.
Maybe a yard on forward progress.
Second and nine coming up for the Vikings.
Cook back out there, and cousins will throw over the middle of the catch made by Rudolph, and he takes to the 27 although the ball came out and who have it.
Chicago dio Gibson ended up gaining possession for the Bears, the referees talking things over, and they're gonna say I'm not sure what they're gonna say.
I don't think they know either.
They're still talking things over.
Was feeling down.
Did this ball come out before the knee was down? Ooh, it's close.
They are ruling it a fumble, although surely this play will be looked at.
So it was close.
But Chicago have the football a fumble on the first drive of the game and the Bears takeover.
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Chicago's offense takes the field next.
No score from the Windy City.
Welcome back in everybody.
So the ruling on the field was a fumble.
Thanks, Patricia, for joining the broadcast.
The play is being reviewed, and it's just so close.
But I honestly think they got it right, because before the right knee of feeling was down, the ball is knocked loose.
And yes, it was still in the arms of Rudolph.
But the ball was loose in the process of coming out.
I think this call will stand, and I do not believe there's enough evidence to overturn it.
And there we go.
Confirmation the place stands as called.
It is a fumble recovered by the Bears.
It's the first career lost fumble for Kyle Rudolph, and this is his 137th game.
So a very uncharacteristic fumble there for Kyle Rudolph.
Sorry, I kept saying it was stealing.
I don't know why.
I kept thinking it was stealing anyways.
First in 10 and the Bears take over from their own 27.
Quick throw by falls out wide, the catch made but only able to get back to the line of scrimmage.
Waas Darnell Mooney, his own teammate and Anthony Miller got in the way.
They're so Nick Foles and six starts the season has averaged 17.
3 points per game.
That's it, he said.
You have to go through these battles with one another because this is where a team's true colors come out.
Obviously, it's been a bit rocky these last three games for Chicago.
After a great start, they've been pulled back to Earth a little bit.
But this feels like a must win as they are heading into a bye after this and do not wanna have a bad taste in their mouth.
Going into that buys, this is thrown over the middle.
Tempted, intercepted picked off and the Vikings get possession right back.
It's Chris Jones.
After it was off the fingertips of Miller, Jones made the play for Minnesota and a costly, costly interception there falls over the middle.
Gave Miller the opportunity to make a play on it, but it was tipped and then intercepted.
It was actually Harrison Smith.
Wow, What a game.
Two turnovers, one from each side.
Minnesota have the football in great field position.
No score from Chicago.
Welcome back to the 26th career interception for Harrison Smith.
That's tied for the third most in the NFL since 2012.
And just like that, the Vikings have the football again on the Chicago 41 yard line.
No score 9 34 left in the first quarter, and this will be handed off.
And that is that a three yard game for Dalvin Cook.
Thank you for joining the broadcast Jane and Bill.
I appreciate it a lot.
Hope all of you are having a good Monday and very intriguing start to this Monday Night Football match up in the NFC North.
A little while ago, Ah, ball thrown by Nick Foles down the middle of the field, went through the hands of Lamar Miller and right behind him toe pick fulls off was Harrison Smith.
And that's why the Vikings have the ball back after fumbling themselves on the opening drive as Mingo makes the tackle that run up the middle.
Not much for Cook, about a couple yards gained on the play.
It brings up third down and five for Minnesota.
Yeah, and so in motion for Minnesota is Adam feeling and cousins surveying his options over the middle, finds the Open man, and that was Chad, BB and cousins with a relatively easy first down conversion as he connected with BB, really an easy catch for the Minnesota wide receiver.
The Vikings move the sticks cousins of perfect five of five for 43 yards so far, ball now in the 24 yard line, cousins will hand it off and cook stopped after a one yard gain thrown down by a key mix.
Making it look quite easy when it's no easy task to bring down a guy like Dalvin cook.
No, that could have been close to a penalty.
He grabbed him underneath the chin.
It looked like, but I suppose a clean tackle, second down and nine Dalvin cook us at a lot of short gains, but nothing explosive so far.
Cousins gonna throw looking to the left sideline and nice catch made Justin Jefferson the rookie out of L S U.
He's just short of the first down marker.
It will be third and three after that.
Completion to Jefferson.
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Here comes third in three now for the Vikings past the midway mark of quarter one.
Cousins going to take a shot to the end zone.
Cut Touchdown. Minnesota.
It's Adam feeling what to throw.
What a catch Water connection.
Cousins to feeling and my oh, my cousins put that on the money and feeling made an incredible grab.
Wow, that's just a great one handed catch by feeling unreal as busters crying really did about all he could defending, feeling There's nothing you can do to stop that.
A six play, 41 yard, three minutes scoring drive has put the Vikings on the board as they strike first on Monday Night Football get and Dan Bailey knocks through the extra point.
It's seven nothing.
Vikings on top of the Bears It all started with an interception by Harrison Smith, and the Vikings would go 41 yards down the field, capped off by a 17 yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to one of his favorite receivers in Adam.
Monday Night Football continues after this seven.
Nothing. Minnesota on top.
Welcome back into Monday Night Football.
The Minnesota Vikings leading the Chicago Bears at Uh huh um, I'm blanking out Soldier Field, the legendary Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, home of the Chicago Bears.
And so we're ready to resume play as the Vikings will kick it off to Chicago.
6 29 left in the opening quarter in Minnesota.
Struck first in this one Cordarrelle.
Patterson has seven career kickoff returns for for a touchdown.
That's the third most NFL history, and he's back to return this kick, although he'll let it go to the end zone or a touchback.
Yeah, Adam feeling is wearing sneakers tonight or cleats tonight, I should say, honoring Alex Trebek.
The late, great Alex Trebek, too, unfortunately passed away last week, the legendary host of Jeopardy.
And so the Chicago Dry begins from the 25 in motion.
Here is Jimmy Graham, and it's a toss back to Paterson Paterson looking for a seem, and you'll take it to the 30 for a five yard pickup.
Let's introduce the Bears offense.
The old line Charles Leno, Alex bars, Cody White hair, Jermaine of Fetty and Rashad Coward.
Meanwhile, on when it comes to the skill players I should say of the Chicago team, we have quarter of Paterson, Allen, Robinson, Anthony Miller, the rookie Darnell Money, along with the veteran in Jimmy Graham, second town in five.
Lamar Miller, this time in the backfield and hill off the fake.
Make a run to the sideline and also Hall in the throw from Nick Foles.
And he's got the first down.
Let's take a look at the Vikings defense.
The defensive line.
If Fiat e o D Nick Bo Shemar, Stephen Jalil Johnson and Jalen Holmes.
Meanwhile, the linebackers Eric Kendricks and Eric Wilson and then in the secondary they have Crisp Boyd, Harrison Smith, Anthony Harris.
The rookie Jeff Gladney, along with Chris Jones.
Fresh set of downs on the 37 yard line.
Folds looking left.
Quick throw Caught in the backfield by Alan Robinson made a defender miss but eventually tackled on the play by Chris Boyd.
While the Chicago Bears offense listen, it's been a struggle.
8 points per game, which is the third fewest, 317.
8 yards per game.
That's the third fewest in just 82.
3 rush yards per game, which is the fewest in the league.
Yes, even behind you Name the worst teams.
The Jets Jaguars play action here.
Falls sliding to the right, and he completes the pass to the sideline and getting the first down there.
The rookie Nice job by Nick Foles Immediately after, Ah, low snap, picking it up and sliding to his right out of the pocket and delivering a pass to money on the money.
Chicken folds four or five for 18 yards did have that interception on the opening drive, but it didn't seem like it was necessarily his fault.
Another quick release to the sideline.
And there's a catch from Robinson, the tackle made by Chris Jones.
Bill Lazor, in his first season as the Bears offensive coordinator, and he's calling place for the first time this season.
Matt Nagy, the head coach of the Bears, decided Thio give up his is play calling abilities and gave it to the offensive coordinator.
And now, on second and five, a nice run there as the first down is obtained by Cordarrelle Patterson and so Chicago on the move.
Yep, Paterson immediately cut to the left, then went further to the outside and just finding room to gain the first town.
And that's the type of runner Paterson is.
He's a very intelligent runner.
Good footwork is the only wide receiver, by the way, with the 100 plus backfield snaps since 2017, that's pretty remarkable.
He's in the backfield again here, and Falls will hold on in the pocket.
Has time delivers down the sideline.
The catch was made, and inbounds was Alan Robinson.
It's a big game to the 20 yard line.
First down. Bears.
Nice route running by Robinson cutting to the sideline.
He actually got to the 19 quick tempo here to the offense.
This time, it was handed off to Patterson, who is hit by Anthony Harris about a three yard gain.
Yeah, great job by Robinson. That catch.
He clearly got the left foot down.
The question was his right foot, and he got the toe.
That's just a great job by.
That's just a phenomenal job.
There it is by, uh, Anthony Allen Robinson.
Rather. Excuse me.
Three receptions for 36 yards, and here comes second down and seven from the 16 and folds.
Gonna take a shot down the sideline, Incomplete to Graham.
Nothing doing there for Chicago.
Maybe a missed opportunity there for Nick Foles as it looked like he had Graham there for a moment, and he did, but he threw it over the wrong shoulder.
He had to throw it to the inside of Graham, instead, went to the outside, which gave him no chance, second and completion of the night for fulls, and it brings up a big third down in seven and folds gonna look to the sideline.
The catch made Cordarrelle Patterson inbounds first and goal coming up for the Bears.
It's a nine yard gain on the play, and that was a really good third down Conversion by fools had time to set, and that throw was on the money this time, and nothing really that Chris Jones could do about that.
The cornerback for the Vikings, this Dr Fulls of six of seven, it's now first and goal, one receiver to the right to spread out on the near side and folds will throw to the end zone.
It was on the fingertips of Harrison Smith, and he nearly had a second interception to the night as fools might have jammed a finger on his left hand shaking, shaking it off a bit.
Yeah, pulls fortunate.
That was intercepted, a very risky throw as the pressure came on the blitz.
Second and goal.
Now from the seventh, it's a toss back to Paterson.
Paterson leaps the defender and is down at the five d j.
Want him was there for the Vikings? Yeah, Fools is still having issues.
It was actually his right hand.
That was the issue jammed a finger.
Maybe, I don't know, but he's still shaking it off.
12 play, 70 yards over 5.
5 minutes on this current drive for Chicago.
And so here's third and goal from the five yard line.
With the time winding down in quarter one.
Folds look into the end zone, and he'll love it over for an incompletion in the area of Anthony Miller.
But the pressure there from Hercules Marta Alpha force the incompletion and makes the Bears bring the field goal unit out.
And they'll have to settle for three points as Chicago tries to get on the board.
Cairo Santos will look to do just that.
He's 15 for 17 on field goals this season, his long coming from 55.
He has made his last 12 attempts.
This is a 23 yard chip shot from the left hash, and it's no problem for Santos, the Bears on the scoreboard with 32 seconds left in the opening quarter.
It's Minnesota seven, Chicago three on Monday Night Football.
Well, as always, I appreciate you guys tuning in hope you're enjoying.
So far as this game concludes, Week 10 of the NFL season were already getting towards the final stretch of the season.
Exciting times, no doubt about that.
And, uh, yeah, I mean, I said it at the top of the broadcast.
This is a This is a big game for both teams when it comes to playoff implications both in the NFC North.
Which, of course, who's led quite comfortably at the moment by the Packers, who are actually the one seed in the entire National Football Conference.
But these two teams could be battling it out for wild card spots.
And who knows? You know, with with now three wild cards, you could see 22 teams, UH, two wild cards make it from the same division, although it's it's still, it's still unlikely.
But it's possible, as that is, into the back of the end zone, a reminder that the 2020 MBA draft is right around the corner.
Wednesday night, 7:30 p.
m. Eastern time.
The MBA draft will take place.
Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman, Lemelle lowball the projected top three picks, although there's not really a definitive number.
One pick is there, like most years s O.
That makes the draft all the more exciting really an exciting week in the MBA.
We already had that Big Chris Paul trade earlier on teams now able to make trades.
And this next week we'll probably see a lot more movement.
With the draft included in the middle of it all, Kirk Cousins will take a deep shot down the field, and it's too far for Justin Jefferson down the sideline.
Nice job by Eddie Jackson and coverage 2nd and 10 here for Minnesota.
Yeah, you know, going back to the MBA.
What's incredible to is that before we know it, the playoffs or sorry, well, before we know what the NFL playoffs will be here.
But speaking about the MBA before we know it, the 2020 21 season will be underway December 20.
2nd is opening night as this is handed off to Dalvin, Cook and Cook, charging forward.
Pushing through the pile will gain five on the play.
What's going on, Grant? How you doing, man? Hope you're having a good Monday.
Mine wasn't so bad.
I finally got to return to school in person today, so that was That was good for first time in, like, eight months for me that I've been back in the building.
So my Monday was pretty good, considering that the Patriots won last night as well.
He just finished a stream on the whole A V situation.
Yeah, I know that guy is a lunatic.
He's He's crazy.
All right? We're at the end of quarter one on Monday Night Football.
It's the Viking seven, the Bears three in the Windy City in this NFC North divisional rivalry band, Brown and pull foals.
I like the I like the Hashtags.
Well, we'll see what the Vikings conduce e O as their drive has just begun.
Next. I'll be right back.
I just have toe attend to my mom for a moment.
She needs me for something.
I'll be back for the second quarter, though. Stay tuned.
All right, Welcome back in everybody.
A nice mid November night, and obviously it's gonna be cold at this time here in Chicago.
And no surprise that that's the case.
13 5 to begin the second quarter.
Minnesota, with the football on their own 30.
Winning or leading, I should say, by 473 the score and a shotgun formation here for the Vikings and cousins looking right, And that passes caught Justin Jefferson down the sideline, and it's a big gain on the play, as he's eventually taken down by Gibson.
Jefferson has already impressed in his rookie year out of Louisiana State University.
Was a go to target for Joe Burrow on that national championship team last year and now getting accustomed to the NFL as a Minnesota Viking? That's the second reception for 29 total yards.
Minnesota into Chicago territory from the 47 to toss back to Cook.
Cook accelerates but is stopped in the backfield.
A nice play there.
Brent Urban and its second in 10, as apparently Cooked, did indeed get back to the line of scrimmage.
But Chicago have done well in containing Dalvin Cook so far tonight.
It really made some nice tackles.
I don't know if Cook got back to the line of scrimmage, but then it looked like he was a yard short.
But anyways, Chuck Pagano is in his second season as the Bears defensive coordinator, of course, was the Colts head coach from 2012 to 17.
Cook will line up in the backfield to the right of cousins play clock down in three.
Here's the snap.
Cousins under pressure.
He'll throw it and the catch made by Cook.
But he would have been better off dropping it as he's tackled well into the backfield.
It's the loss of about three yards, the tackle there by Nichols, and it will bring up third and long for Minnesota.
Here's 3rd and 13 from midfield in motion.
Adam feeling it's a threat to the sideline caught by Jefferson, and he'll stretch out to the 46 yard line for a gain of four.
But he needed 13, not nearly enough for the first down tackle, thereby Jaylin Johnson.
And for the first time tonight, we will see a punch fourth and nine for the Vikings.
So the Chicago defense standing up tall.
The concern for Chicago isn't the defense we know they have a good defensive unit.
The concern is the offense sprinting.
Coal quit out to punt this season, Onley averaging 35.
5 yards a punt, which is the second lowest in the NFL.
Oh, this is a really good one and it cannot be kept out of the end zone, though it will be a touch back in the end as Dan Justina couldn't keep it at the one try to stay in bounds.
Couldn't quite do so that right foot on the goal line.
And so Chicago will begin from the 20 trailing by four on Monday Night.
Football Does NFC North rivalry Game continues after the break.
Welcome back in, everybody.
What's going on inside? Sports? I hate to break it to you, but I don't think the Bears air Super Bowl bound.
I don't even know if their playoff bound at the moment, but we'll see.
Well, maybe maybe they'll sneak in.
But, I mean, I will say, this is a This is a huge game for them.
They can't go into the by losing four straight, that's for sure.
It is No way you're winning the division. Come on.
How are you gonna our How are you going to catch the Packers? The Bears are heading downhill.
I hate to break it to you.
Their offense is has been a huge issue.
Second down in six, though I have to look at their schedule.
But I'd be surprised if the Bears won five of their last five games.
Is that throw over the middle is caught, and it was Alan Robinson making the grab.
First down Chicago, By the way, 10 different players have had 35 plus snaps over the past three games for the Bears offensive line.
So there's been a lot of shifting around on that old line for Chicago.
Okay, Yeah, I don't think I think you guys will lose that the Vikings and lose to the Packers.
But yeah, I know you guys having lost the Vikings since 2017, but I just feel like Minnesota are.
Minnesota are dark horse.
I think that there they're really, um, they're waking up.
The Packers air just a better team than the Bare, So I don't care where it's that second down in foreplay action fulls going to run with it.
He takes off diving at the 40 and they will be two yards short of the line again.
The tackle made thereby e believe it was Armand Watts.
And so a big third down here for the bears trailing 73 third down in two under 10 minutes remaining quarter to here we go from the 40 two receivers on the far side and folds will look that way under some pressure.
He'll escape the pocket dropping back.
The throw is caught.
What a play there as somehow, some way coal commit the rookie out of Notre Dame made the grab in what looked like a near impossible catch.
Fo's escaped the pocket to his left, was leaning back on the throw and the throw is low and somehow commit was ableto make the play.
Yeah, that was That was a nice catch, actually slid right into it.
Yeah, no comment. Hasn't.
Yeah, you're right.
He hasn't really played well lately, but maybe that will be a confidence booster for him.
Fresh. Set it down from the 47.
It's handed off and down the middle.
It's about a five or six yard gain for our Tavis Pierce, his first involvement in this game.
Yeah, well, the Bears, you know, they could take anyone on offense stepping up.
They need players.
They they need players on offense to step up because their defense is really good.
But their offense has been all out of sorts.
All right, we'll see.
As this is handed off to Cordarrelle Patterson and he's stuffed at the line of scrimmage.
Watson Kendricks made sure that Paterson was not getting anywhere and another third down coming up for Chicago play calling has been much better with Bill Lazor.
Yeah, I mean, they Yeah, I don't I don't really I don't under I guess I understand the decision from Matt Nagy to hand over the play calling to to Billy's ER, but it's just kind of weird to me.
But yeah, I mean, whatever it takes, Thio get this offense back on track for Chicago as fools is under pressure and he's taken down for the sack.
It's Eric Wilson for the Vikings in the Bears will have to punt.
So the Bullets came from Wilson and then dropping back for Minnesota.
Yeah, was Eric Kendricks so that balance was there for Minnesota and Falls could not get it away.
So patio Donald, we'll have his first pundits a little bit of a low snap, gets it away, look funny of time.
KJ Osborne back on the return, and that punt will just have a little too much on it, as it makes its way to the end zone for a touchback.
Yeah, That's fair.
All right, So the Vikings have the football.
They lead it by a score of 73 It's an NFC North rivalry game.
The action continues from the Windy City after the break.
What's going on? Karam.
Since Week eight, Dalvin Cook has had 66 touches.
499 scrimmage yards.
Those 499 scrimmage yards lead the league.
By the way, Dalvin Cook's nickname is the chef because he does love food.
He loves cooking. He loves making meals.
He's actually help the community as well.
Pre covert, that is, but yeah, so there's a snip bit on the life of Dalvin Cook.
He's at eight carries tonight for just 22 yards, two receptions for minus one yard and from the 20 that's where the dry begins.
Its A lob over to Cook catches made.
He gets away from a defender and finally pushed out at the 28 2nd and two brought up here for Minnesota.
Yeah, well, that's true.
The Minnesota can get the ball.
The Taliban cook in a variety of voice on a screen pass throw to the in the backfield throw downfield.
Yeah, they can hand it off to him, Aziz.
Well, as they do here, and he takes it up the middle for the first down tackle made by Akeem Hicks.
So Dalvin cook the season 122.
6 rush yards per game, which leads the NFL and in Vikings history.
Dalvin Cook Onley behind Adrian Peterson for the most rush yards per game in Vikings history.
Peterson at 131.1, not too far behind.
Peterson did that in 2012.
Cousins dropping back.
Throw to the sideline caught.
And it's a nine yard gain as the catch was made, this time by Tyler Conklin.
The tight end, second and one about five minutes left in the first half.
Yes, Minnesota leading, 73 on Monday Night Football, Rudolph pinching in and cousins will hand it off and stopped his Delvin Cook.
Ah, big time stop there as he was taken down by Rock Juan Smith, and it will be third and two after a loss of one.
Smith, in his third season, 84 tackles this season, which is seventh in the league.
He's been the Bears leading tackler in each of the past two seasons.
And here's 32 from the 40.
It's a handoff to cook, maneuvering his way through, and he's finally tripped up with the 46 but he's got enough and a little bit more for the first down.
Now, that's the ideal situation for Minnesota just handing the ball off to Cook in the third and short scenario, cooked now 30 carries.
Sorry, 30 rush yards, and now cousins will throw over the middle, catches made and through contact.
Battling through all the way to the 36 is Justin Jefferson and a little bust up afterwards between the two teams.
The referees will get things under control, and once again, the Vikings move the chains.
Jefferson would just not go down easily.
Him and Fuller got into it afterwards, And that's what started the little bust up between the two sides under three minutes to go in the first half.
Now, all in the 41 of Chicago, it goes to Cook.
Cook runs it to the edge, a stiff arm and a leap out of bounds on Lee.
One yard gained on the play.
Justin Jefferson, 38 receptions this season, 17.
7 yards per reception and the last three rookies with 50 receptions in 18 yards per reception. A. J.
Brown in 2019 with Tennessee.
Randy Moss in 1998 with Minnesota and Mike Mike Ditka in 1961 with Chicago.
So he's joining some elite company.
Four receptions for 46 yards, averaging 11.
5 yards per reception.
Here comes second and eight and whistles blown.
We've got a time out called by the Vikings.
That's the first time out called by either team.
Tonight with 2 18 to go, it's Monday Night Football from the Windy City.
73 Vikings in the lead.
Add on to that lead.
We'll find out if they can after the break.
Thanks for joining the broadcast, Simeon.
And on Saturday, we've got a great double header of college football action.
Northwestern takes on Wisconsin at 4 33 30.
Make it Eastern time, 12 30 Pacific and at 7 30 Eastern 4 30 Pacific.
It's the rivalry between Oklahoma State and Oklahoma in prime time.
All right, throw here caught by feeling and he has ah lot of room to run into, and he does just that with a couple yards after the catch to the 28 yard line, first down Minnesota.
And that takes us to the two minute warning final 120 seconds of the opening half.
Coming your way after the break, It's Minnesota seven, Chicago three.
In this NFC North matchup, it's been a close one throughout.
Some chip ***** involved.
It's everything you want to see a game with playoff implications as well.
Final two minutes of the first half. Next.
Welcome back, everybody.
Final two minutes upon us in the opening half on Monday Night Football between the Vikings and Bears, Minnesota in good field position.
At the moment, we'll see what they can do with it.
Up 73 and outside of the two minute warning, its 1st and 10 from the Chicago 28 and cousins looking left, that throw is intercepted.
It's picked off.
It's Khalil Mack down the sideline, the big man making the play.
Cousins eventually hit him out, and, wow, the second turnover for Minnesota tonight.
And what a big play that is for the Chicago Bears.
This was a really strange interception as I said Minnesota had a good drive going.
We're in promising field position, and quite frankly, this is all on feeling.
He just couldn't hold on to this ball went right through his arms.
Khalil Mack was there said, thank you very much in the Big Man.
Well, he has some speed.
How about that? Return down the sideline, The ball placed on the Minnesota 45 although it looked as though the left foot of Mac might have gone out of bounds before he advanced further downfield nonetheless.
Ah, huge interception for Khalil Mack.
I'm just gonna say I wonder how many interceptions he's had his career and Steve Levy just answered.
Third, it's his third interception of his career.
Not too surprising, because that's not that's not what he's known for, but he'll take it when he could get it.
And so, with 1 51 left in the second quarter, it's now the Bears with a football in the Minnesota 45 yard line.
How about this? And so folds over the middle, finds a man and taking off inside.
The 25 is Anthony Miller to the 24.
In fact, Chicago moved the chains and they hurry up, still have all three timeouts left.
But saving them at the moment.
Another hand off and running.
Nowhere was Ryan Nal 2nd and 10, and Matt Nagy holds on to all the time.
All three timeouts.
Still, clock keeps on rolling wave.
You got 65 seconds left in the half.
They will have to use those timeouts lot wisely, the ball in the 29 24 yard line.
Make it and that throw incomplete just out of the reach of now and good coverage.
Thereby d j want him or good pressure, I should say not coverage.
Applied the pressure.
And 3rd and 10 is what that makes it for Chicago.
Fools is 10 of 15 for 91 yards and one interception.
Third down in 10 and folds.
Makes a throw down the sideline, incomplete to Lamar.
Sorry, Excuse me, Anthony Miller and he wanted the flag.
Didn't get it, and it's fourth down.
Well, look to convert a second field goal of the night.
Not exactly what the Bears were looking for on this drive, but they'll take the three points as long as Cairo Santos makes the field goal attempt coming up.
Santos made his first field goal tonight from 23 yards.
This one from 42 on the right hash kick is up and it is right down the middle.
And so it's a one point game on Monday Night Football.
Viking still in the lead, but the game has got closer.
Minnesota have the ball and still some time on the clock to at least get a field goal.
We'll see if they could do just that.
Final moments of the second quarter after the break.
Welcome back, everybody, as the Minnesota Vikings have a one point lead over the Chicago Bears here late on in the first half, I appreciate you guys tuning in from Soldier Field in this NFC North matchup.
Thio wrap up Week 10 of the NFL season.
49 seconds to go in the half as Cairo Santos.
We'll kick it away.
Minnesota will get the ball.
They have two timeouts left and the staff far from over on 12.
The winds playing a factor in the Windy City tonight.
The ball will not stay put on the T We'll see if third time's the charm here as Santos gets ready to send it down the field.
And there we go, the wind cooperates and this is a blast into the end zone.
Let go for a touchback.
Thanks, everyone, for being a part of tonight's stream here on SportsCastr.
So 76 Minnesota, 49 seconds left in the half.
Listen, it it hasn't been.
It hasn't been, you know.
Ah, great game by any means, But it's a close game and it could make for a very intriguing second half.
But 1st, 1st things first.
We gotta settle things here in the first half as this ball be handed off to cook and he stopped at the line of scrimmage by Khalil Mack.
Yeah, the thunder are just piling up on draft picks, aren't they? So we'll see.
Uh, yeah, we'll see what they can do because they have, like, a million draft picks.
It feels like now, But yeah, if if they if they can, If they can hit on a lot of those draft picks that they have, then yeah, the future is bright for Oklahoma City.
Yeah, 25th and 28th pick this year.
Yeah, and then even down the road, the next couple of years.
There they're stashing up with with prior trades and this one as that will be handed off.
Nothing going again for Dalvin Cook.
And that takes us to the half.
The Vikings not taking any chances, the Bears will receive the second half kickoff and coming up right now in the halftime report, I'll give you an injury update on Drew Brees.
And also I will recap all of yesterday's action in three minutes.
The best of yesterday's action because it was a busy day in the NFL yesterday, to say the least.
Alright, the halftime report coming up right now.
So don't move your seat.
It's Monday Night football between the Vikings Bears.
I hope you've enjoyed so far through the midway point of this one.
And yeah, this this has the feel of a game where you're gonna have Thio grind out the victory.
It won't be pretty, but you're gonna have to grind out the result.
It just has the feel of being that type of game, doesn't it? As the Vikings lead it by a point over the Bears as the halftime report on this edition of Monday Night Football begins right now.
And so in this NFC North matchup, 76 the scoreline at the interval, the Vikings had a touchdown.
The Bears two field goals, and I'll get to MAWR of that of this game later on.
But let's get to news around the league.
I promise that Drew Brees up to in here it is.
He has multiple rib fractures and a collapsed lung.
He fractured, too, right ribs yesterday, fractured three left ribs in Week nine.
So he's been beaten up these last couple of weeks, and so we'll see how long he's out.
But that will take a that will take a a good amount of recovery time.
And so we'll have toe wait and see.
Dan Graziano did report that the most optimistic timetable for return is 2 to 3 weeks, but that is optimistic.
So we'll have to wait and see.
And so Jameis Winston will be the man for the next couple of weeks.
He was six of 10 for 63 yards in the second half yesterday in place of Drew Brees.
He was 28 42 70 career starts with the Buccaneers and look at the Saints.
Next four games.
They're all winnable. Week 11. Home against the Falcons.
Week 12 at the Broncos, Week 13 at the Falcons and then Week 14 at the Eagles.
Other news and notes around the league.
Teddy Bridgewater had a memory in his right knee.
It showed no structural damage, which is good news.
Other Panthers news Christian McCaffrey will likely be out Sunday against the lines with a shoulder injury and Andy Dalton for the Cowboys practice today, and he is on track to play Sunday, which will be at least some good news, I suppose in the midst of what's been a season full of bad news for Dallas coming up after the break, I'll recap all of the best action from yesterday around the National Football League.
That was a great game that I was on the call for, and my team came out on the winning end.
That should provide quite the hint that much more coming up next as the halftime report will continue its Monday Night Football.
Chicago six, Minnesota seven The score at the break.
Welcome back, everybody to the halftime reports as we continue to give a salute to service.
And Vikings Long snapper Lieutenant Austin Cutting was part of the 934th Airlift Wing in the Air Force.
So, uh, thank you, Austin.
Cutting for your service and thank you toe all of those who have and still to this day, serve our great country and put their lives on the line.
All right, I promised it So here it comes.
A recap of all the best action yesterday around the NFL.
All in three minutes, and it starts in a moment.
I'm gonna zoom through all of the key highlights from yesterday around the NFL.
Okay, we start with the Bills and Cardinals.
This turned out to be just a wild second.
Half the Bills was gonna touch down as Buffalo thought they had the win with about half a minute left.
But then then came the Cardinals.
Hell, Murray Kyler Murray with an absolute time, the throw from midfield caught in triple coverage by DeAndre Hopkins.
Incredible ending in that game.
Arizona win in spectacular fashion.
Seahawks Rams in l.
A at brand new sofa I stadium and the Rams with a huge victory, 23 16, the final.
Both of those teams, now at six and three, tied atop the NFC West.
Meanwhile, the Bengals, taking on the Steelers and Pittsburgh with ease, defeated their rivals 36 to 10.
Pittsburgh still remained the only undefeated team in the league at nine, and no Chargers Dolphins.
A battle between two young stars in this league.
Two against Justin Herbert.
Dolphins would get the win.
Boy, have they been hot? 40 Niners Saints in New Orleans I gave you a little bit of news earlier about Drew Brees, and despite his injury, the Saints would win quite comfortably, 27 13, as the 40 Niners continue to deal with a number of injuries of their own.
Buccaneers Panthers It was a statement bounce back performance from Tampa Bay.
What a second half they had is.
They took off Ronald Jones with a 98 yard rushing touchdown, 46 23.
Tampa Bay? With the victory, now, the Jaguars took on the Packers.
You think it would be an easy victory for the Packers? Not so much, but they would get the win.
24 20 Raiders hosting the Broncos.
Wow, the Raiders all over Denver in this game.
The second half, they really turned it on 37 12.
The final Texans. Brown's.
This game was delayed.
You the wild weather in Cleveland.
The Browns will in a low scoring affair.
Washington against the Lions.
Washington made an incredible comeback.
They really did to tie it up.
We all thought this game was heading for overtime, but a 59 yard field goal made by Prader as the time expired would get the victory for Detroit in epic fashion and staying in that putrid NFC East Division Eagles Giants.
The Giants would get the win, 27 17 and the Giants at three and seven, still right in the running for that division.
Really, all of the teams in that division are still in the running.
But, my goodness, what a wild N F C East that is.
The Eagles, despite the loss, still leading that division at 35 and one, that was your update around the National Football League.
All right, Coming up after the break, we get out to second half action between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears. That's next.
Hope you enjoyed the halftime report.
It's Minnesota seven, Chicago six.
We'll see what the second half has in store right after the break.
Welcome back in Chicago.
They're ready to go for the second half on Monday Night Football.
Vikings Bears in the NFC North 761 point lead for Minnesota as we get set to begin quarter three in this one.
Well, it was really a Ah, wild back and forth first half.
Not much scoring, obviously.
But we did have three turnovers combined to for Minnesota, one for Chicago, which added to the twists and turns experienced in that opening 30 minutes of play.
Thanks everyone for tuning in hope you're having a wonderful Monday night as we get set for the start of the third quarter final game of Week 10 in the NFL season.
And, uh, yeah, this should be an interesting second half.
I expect both teams.
Offense is though Thio to start heating up, but the Bears defense give them credit.
They've stopped Dalvin cook, For the most part, Dalvin Cook hasn't really had any big runs.
He really hasn't.
He's been stuffed on many occasions, time and time again, and I really feel as though if the Bears could keep doing that, then Minnesota, they're gonna have a tough time scoring.
And then we'll just have to see what the Chicago offense can do, but still no offense.
Still, no touchdown for the still no touchdowns for the Chicago offense is what I'm trying to say here, Um, and so that's why the defense will still have Thio play lights out for Chicago if they wanna have a chance to win this game.
Uh, and so that should make for an intriguing 3rd and 4th quarter.
The Bears, by the way, have been outscored 56 to 7 in the third quarter of this season.
The third quarter struggles have been really for the Bears.
We'll see if that continues tonight.
They do get the ball to start the half, and this will be returned from out of the end zone by Cordarrelle.
As he finds a scene takes off down the sideline, Paterson beats a man he's going all the way.
He's gonna walk in for a 100 yard touchdown return and Chicago start the half in style.
Ah, 104 yards to be precise.
His eighth career kickoff return for a touchdown, which is tied for the most in NFL history alongside Josh Cribbs when he did it with Washington.
Once he got by the kicker.
Once he got by Dan Bailey, he was off to the races as he walked it in.
And how about that to start the half for the Chicago Bears? Forget the third quarter struggles they put that talked to bed immediately.
14 seconds of the half, its in 104 yard kick kick return for a touchdown and the extra point good.
The lead is six for the Bears.
They've grabbed their first lead off the game.
Matt Nagy absolutely loving it.
And Mike Zimmer, Not so much.
The Vikings do not start the half the way they wanted to.
And we know Paterson could do that.
And so you wonder why they even kicked to him? Just boot that thing into the back of the end zone and don't let him return it.
But the Vikings made a mistake.
And, boy, did the bears make them pay 13 7 Chicago and the second half begins in in style.
Wow! 104 yards to the House as this was kicked off to Minnesota and it will be let go into the end zone for a touchback.
So if that doesn't give the bear some confidence, I don't know what will, and we'll see what the response is from Minnesota.
Just such a good runner and with speed, just check off down that sideline beating defender after defender us.
So he's at 756 kickoff return yards this season, most in the league.
104 of them came right there.
So now the Vikings have the ball trailing by six all of a sudden, and the throw will be out of bounds as Cousins just had to throw it away.
The blitz was emerging on him.
That brings up 2nd and 10 okay from the 25 it's handed off to Dalvin Cook, cutting to the inside and only getting a couple because he was stuffed by urban third down and ate and the quiet night for Dalvin Cook continues, thanks in large part to the solid defensive display from Chicago Brent Urban in the seventh season, went to college at Virginia.
The 300 pounder at 6 ft seven has made impact tonight for the Bears defense.
And so here comes third and eight.
The Bears the best third down defense in the NFL.
Can they make a stop here? Cousins over the middle catch made by Justin Jefferson and he dives across the 40 a gain of 17 yards.
And that was big time for the Vikings? Yep, Jefferson just beat his man in Jaylin Johnson.
He got by Johnson and made a nice grab.
So haul it in as he took it for 17 yards out to the 41.
That's his fifth reception for a total of 60 yards.
Fresh set downs for the Vikings in the backfield.
Dalvin Cook and he'll get the handoff tripped at the 44 second down in seventh.
Only fix this, all right.
The passing game here was popped up and many Chicago Bears in the area, but it's not intercepted.
It was tipped thereby to Sean Gibson, and this is what Kirk cousin needs to be careful about.
Those chips and overthrows can become costly, and we've already seen the Vikings turn the ball over twice tonight, once on interception in another time on a fumble that was a dangerous pass there.
Here's third and seven.
The Vikings convert on third down earlier this drive.
We'll see what they can do here, Cousins drops back.
Throw is caught, but immediately tackled on the play was Chad BB.
It was Eddie Jackson making the stop, and Minnesota have to punt.
So a good start to the second half of the Chicago defense all around the Bears couldn't have asked for a better start to this third quarter on fourth and four outcomes.
Britain Coal quit for a second punch of the night.
There's will get the ball leading by six Dwayne Harris back to return.
It's a line drive, and it's fumbled.
Picked up by the Vikings Minnesota habit at the 20 yard line.
Wow, it's Josh Montella's, and that's exactly what the Vikings needed.
Chicago, after such a great start to the second half, can't get out of their own way as it was fumbled on the return.
It just came off the arms of Dwayne Harris, and that's a big play for the Vikings.
I'm telling you this game, it hasn't been pretty.
It's been very sloppy at times, as a matter of fact, but that's made all the more fun.
Fourth turnover of the Game, two for each team and the ball is on the Chicago 20 and Cousins will go for the end zone.
Could not hold on.
The throw is there, but it was knocked away.
He had it over the middle, feeling beat.
His man just could not hold on.
It was played slightly behind him, which allowed, actually, Kyle Fuller to get a hand on it.
Whatever, however slight that touch Waas, it was enough to throw off feeling.
Now 2nd and 10, it's a handoff to cook, spinning out of a tackle and now cutting to the inside but only getting a yard Brent Urban with the tackle and its third and nine.
You can see the frustration in Dalvin Cook's face as C just hasn't had his night so far.
It was a good move, but the frustrating thing is that the only he only got the yard out of it.
And so here comes 39 at the 20 yard line of the Bears cousins and couldn't connect with Rudolph so forth down for the Vikings, and I assume they're going to attempt the field goal.
And indeed, that will be.
The case looks asses, though, will be from about 36 37.
Dan Bailey, six.
Freed on field goals this season is long coming from 52.
This is his first field goal attempt in the last four games.
Believe it or not, yeah, it is from 37 from the right hash, and it is good first field goal for Minnesota tonight.
The turnover results in three points for the Vikings, 13 10.
Monday Night Football continues next.
I'll be right back after this quick break. Stay tuned.
Patterson provided just what the Bears needed to begin the half, and I mentioned earlier.
He's a wide receiver, but he can run the ball quite effectively.
Spectacular 104 yard kick off return for a touchdown.
Just unbelievable way to start the half and its 13 10 Chicago on top.
They'll get the ball after a Minnesota field goal.
Shortly a girl, Cordero Patterson.
25 carries and nine receptions and then at 104.
Sorry, 25 rush yards.
Nine receiving yards and then 104 yards on that kick.
Return, 10 50 to go in the third quarter, and we'll see what the Vikings do.
This time, I assume just a guess that Dan Bailey will try toe kick this one into the back of the end zone.
Make it irritable.
Although he's gonna go with the short squib kick, she'll bounce in the end zone.
That's one way to do it, I suppose, going back to 2013, Week two and Cordero Patterson was with the Minnesota Vikings.
Actually, he did a similar thing against the Bears, so it's just the other way around.
This time, that's that's actually funny.
He took it all the way from the end zone.
He was the 29th overall pick by the Vikings in 2013 out of Tennessee, the second season with the Bears.
This is fourth NFL team, one of them being the New England Patriots.
I should mention, and this Chicago Dr will begin from the 25 13 10 to score 10 50 remains in Quarter three and Rolling Rytas falls short pass caught tackled there by Chris Jones.
Robinson made the grab that will bring up second and seven after a three yard gain for Robinson.
Bill Lazor, in his first season as the Bears offensive coordinator.
Your second and seven for Chicago from the 27 28 make it to toss back Thio Cordero.
Patterson, trying to break a tackle on Lee, gets back to the line of scrimmage.
It will be 3rd and 75 minutes into the half.
So the Bears offense while Nick Foles 11 of 17, 94 yards, No touchdowns.
Cordero, Patterson 25 rush yards and, oh, yeah, there's 140.
Uh huh yard kick touchdown return on the kickoff as this throw over the middle is batted down.
Robinson was there, but in came Smith to break it up, and it's fourth down for Chicago as they will have to punch away.
Yeah, this past had too much arc on it.
That had to be a line drive.
You need to get get it to Robinson quickly, but instead he gave Smith enough time to get there, and he batted that ball down immediately.
And so Pad O Donnell is there the punt for the bears.
Que This is driven and nearly fumbled.
But holding onto it just barely was KJ Osborne.
He ended up backing up to the 15, and that's where he was tackled.
My goodness, a nervy moment there for Minnesota.
Osborne just barely grasping that ball after it, bobbled in his arms but didn't come loose in the end.
What a game we've got on Monday Night Football.
But that will have to put a wrap on the broadcast.
Folks, I do have school tomorrow.
Sorry, I can't do the whole game, but I hope you enjoyed.
Nonetheless, this has been Monday Night Football in Week 10, the Bears leading the Vikings, 13 10 should be a good rest of this game.
Have a great rest of your night and I'll see you next time, folks.