Every weekday, we walk you through what’s going on with the Vikings.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— For 3 1/2 quarters yesterday, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was playing his poorest game since Week 1. But he hit the reset button and got plenty of help from his friends to lead the Vikings to a comeback win.
— A few weeks ago, it felt like an adventure every time the Vikings called on kicker Blair Walsh. Now it’s fair to wonder where they would stand without him after he kicked the game-winning field goal yesterday.
— For the third consecutive week, fifth-round wide receiver Stefon Diggs might have made the difference between winning and losing.
— Wide receiver Charles Johnson, who has lost his starting job to Diggs, came off the bench to make maybe the biggest play of the game, though he surprisingly declined to take questions from reporters in the locker room.
— The Vikings made cornerback Marcus Sherels’ first-quarter punt return for a touchdown look easy. Here’s a look at how they sprung him.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
— Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had a “ballsy performance” against the Vikings, including taking on safety Harrison Smith to score a touchdown.
— A late collapse by the Bears defense wasted Cutler’s “gritty” TD run.
— The Chicago secondary was exposed as a major weakness in the loss.
TODAY’S VIKINGS SCHEDULE
Vikings players will report to Winter Park this morning for meetings and film review. Coach Mike Zimmer’s day-after podium session is at 2 p.m.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
As Diggs continues to pile up big numbers, the comparisons to another great Vikings rookie receiver, Randy Moss, will pick up. While the two guys got it done in different ways, their numbers through their first four games were both pretty impressive. In his first four games, Diggs had 25 catches for 419 yards and two touchdowns. In his first four, Moss had 17 catches for 273 yards and four scores. Moss went on to earn NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 1998 with 69 catches for 1,313 yards and 17 scores. I don’t know if Diggs will match those numbers, but if he keeps this up, he will certainly be in the conversation for OROY at the end of the season.