The Vikings had plenty of reasons to feel good about their overall performance in a 38-17 victory against the Chicago Bears. Among them ...

  • Teddy Bridgewater played the best game of his career production-wise and looked in complete control of the offense. Bridgewater threw four touchdown passes and rushed for another. He showed perfect touch on his 15-yard TD pass to Stefon Diggs in the first quarter. Bridgewater dropped the ball in a perfect spot for Diggs to run underneath it in the end zone. That was a big-time throw.
  • Offensive coordinator Norv Turner put together another nice game plan for Bridgewater, similiar to the Arizona Cardinals game. Bridgewater used quick-hitting passes to establish a rhythm and keep the Bears defense off-balance. This is the right formula for their offense, coupled with Adrian Peterson's running. The Vikings look like they have found their identity as an offense.
  • The Vikings defense had another stout effort without its three best players -- Linval Joseph, Anthony Barr and Harrison Smith. Three sacks on Jay Cutler's first eight dropbacks set the tone.
  • The play of the game defensively came from Brian Robison after the Bears executed a successful onsides kick to start the second half. Robison registered a sack/strip/fumble recovery to prevent the Bears from chipping into their 17-7 lead.
  • Jerick McKinnon provided the offense a spark as a receiver and now gives opposing defenses something else to prepare for.

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