THREE MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
1. It didn't take long for the Bears to fall behind after the offense opened with a 3-and-out. The Vikings quickly marched down the field on an eight-play drive capped by a 1-yard touchdown for Latavius Murray. The big play came when Bears safety Adrian Amos read a crossing route to Stefon Diggs correctly but failed to make the tackle over the middle. Diggs got away for 26 yards down to Chicago's 14-yard line.
2. Penalties were a problem for the Bears all afternoon in Minneapolis. They were flagged seven times in the first half for 91 yards. Two of those came on third downs on the same drive in the second quarter. Marcus Cooper was called for illegal contact, and fellow defensive back Bryce Callahan was flagged for pass interference, which set up Murray's second TD to make it 14-0.
3. The Bears had a chance to get within one score early in the fourth quarter with easily their best drive of the day and first-and-goal at Minnesota's 6-yard line. From there, Mitchell Trubisky fired thee straight incompletions, and on fourth down, Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes broke up a touchdown pass to Dontrelle Inman with a nice play.