Kirk Cousins threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns, and the Minnesota Vikings rallied after Cordarrelle Patterson’s 104-yard kickback return to defeat the Chicago Bears 19-13 last night.
Cousins he won for the first time in 10 Monday Night games in his career. He hit a six-yard throw in the end zone with Adam Thielen in the opening moments of the fourth quarter to put his team ahead, which held on for its third straight win, which also meant snapping a four-game losing streak against Chicago.
Nick Foles, quarterback of the Bears, had to leave the field in the trolley of the misfortunes in the last minute of the game. He fell on his right shoulder after being hit by Ifeadi Odenigbo while throwing a pass.
For the Bears, Patterson joined Josh Cribbs and Leon Washington as the only players with eight returned kickoffs for score, this on the first play of the second half that gave Chicago a 13-7 lead. This return is now the longest in franchise history, surpassing that of 103 yards achieved by Gale Sayers on September 17, 1967 in Pittsburgh.
Still, Chicago has its fourth straight loss, matching its worst losing streak since Matt Nagy was hired as a coach in 2018.
Cousins completed 25 of 36 passes and his two touchdowns were with Thielen, whose first reception in the diagonals was one-handed.
Dalvin Cook rushed for 96 yards on 30 carries and Justin Jefferson caught eight passes for 135 yards for Minnesota. The Vikings defense did not allow an offensive touchdown for the first time in 20 games, including the Playoffs, in just the team’s fourth victory in 18 visits to Soldier Field since it reopened after its 2003 remodel.
The Bears they added a total of 149 yards on offense, their worst since December 2017.
Drew Brees, with serious injuries
Drew Brees was diagnosed with multiple rib fractures and a collapsed lung on the right side, sources with knowledge of the situation reported, without the New Orleans Saints having made an official statement.
The quarterback 41-year-old received a severe blow from the lineman defensive san francisco, Kentavius Street, in the second quarter of Nueva Orléans over the 49ers on Sunday.
Brees’ injuries, which were first reported by ESPN, will likely put him out of business for several weeks. Two of the Saints’ next three games are against the Falcons, first Sunday in New Orleans and then December 6 in Atlanta. The team visits Denver on November 29.
Saints coach Sean Payton said yesterday that he would not comment on any injuries before the injury report is released tomorrow.