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  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 2, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Rough day for Sanford

Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford had a particularly tough day. It began when he got caught on a pick play on Chicago’s first touchdown. Sanford was lined up on tight end Martellus Bennett. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery picked Sanford off the line, giving Bennett enough clearance to catch a 1-yard touchdown pass.

Later in the first quarter, Sanford looked slow to rotate over and provide help to Chris Cook on Brandon Marshall’s 34-yard touchdown catch.

Sanford’s unnecessary-roughness penalty late in the second quarter proved costly because it gave the Bears free yards in their two-minute drill. The Bears ended the drive on a Robbie Gould 20-yard field goal at the halftime gun for a 24-21 lead.

Sanford also was in coverage on Matt Forte’s 13-yard catch on third-and-2 in the third quarter.

Red-zone blues

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh went 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts. That’s the good news. The bad news is that all three were less than 30 yards.

The Vikings finished 0-for-3 in red-zone opportunities. They had the ball first-and-goal from the 6 on their final drive but had to settle for a 22-yard field goal.

“We’ve got to finish in the red zone,” center John Sullivan said. “We score at the end [of the game] to go up 10, we’re in here celebrating.”

Etc.

• Jared Allen had an active game. He was credited for six tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and a forced fumble.

• Rookie punter Jeff Locke had a better showing after shaky debut in Detroit. Locke averaged 56.7 yards on three punts, including two downed inside the 20.

• Linebacker Desmond Bishop saw his first action after not playing in the opener.

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