The Minnesota Vikings are hoping to stay afloat in the NFC North race with an upset at home against the Green Bay Packers.
The Minnesota Vikings fell to the Chicago Bears, 21-13, and their record fell to 4-6 as a result. They will return home to face a red-hot Green Bay Packers team.
The Vikings seemed to be on track for a win as they led the Bears, 10-0, at the end of the first quarter. However, the Bears scored 21 unanswered points before the Vikings were only able to squeak out a field goal.
Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was held to 158 yards and a touchdown with an interception. The running game was nowhere to be seen aside from a 48-yard run by safety Anthony Sendejo as Jerick McKinnon was held to 38 yards on eight carries.
Wide receiver Charles Johnson had a breakout game as he caught six passes for 87 yards.
The Packers, meanwhile, are arguably the hottest team in football right now as they have won two games in a row. They have scored more than 50 points in each of these wins, and they just beat the Philadelphia Eagles, who were widely considered Super Bowl contenders.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, and he now has 28 on the season against just three interceptions. Wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb continued to be a quality starting duo as they each scored a touchdown and broke the 100-yard mark for receiving yards.
The Packers will face Bridgewater for the first time, but Rodgers has always performed well against the Vikings and should continue to do so with a red-hot offense.
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