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Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks were NFL's most disruptive duo in Week 11

Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks were NFL's most disruptive duo in Week 11

The Vikings' 25-20 loss at Chicago on Sunday night left them 1.5 games behind the NFC North-leading Bears (7-3).

But when it came to the Vikings' inability to protect the football, Zimmer left no room for ambiguity on his feelings, especially when considering the head coach has emphasized the importance of ball security to his team in recent weeks. "One of them being defense: Watch Mitchell Trubisky". "It certainly humbles you and I think that's a positive". "And then the 20-20 hindsight is it looks wide open when you check it down, but I can't fault him for that".

Well, on the Bears' first possession, Trubisky scrambled on 3rd-and-8 and picked up a first down.

Because of This Play: Instead of going three-and-out, the drive continued, and the Bears worked their way into Vikings territory for a field goal. "His mobility is better than a lot of people realize".

Eddie Jackson's pick-six was massive - without it, the Bears may not have won, or at least won fairly comfortably, on Sunday. And that really followed throughout the game.

So, that begs the question: Will offense reign supreme when the Vikings and Bears meet for the first time this season? Trubisky finished with 43 yards on 10 rushes to help keep the Vikings' pass rush at bay.

"The other (warning) was that the Chicago Bears' defense is the best in the National Football League at getting takeaways - both interceptions and fumbles", Graff said. That turned the Vikings' offense into a one-dimensional group, and Hicks was able to drop Kirk Cousins for a sack, too. "He threw two interceptions, including a pick-six". His 27-yard TD return and a 2-point conversion pass from Trubisky to Adam Shaheen made it 22-6. Cousins finished 30-of-46 for 262 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions and two sacks. They will try to strip it.

"There was some man-zone concepts in there and both (Robinson) and Mitch were a little bit off base on what they thought the coverage was", Nagy said.

Mack gave the crowd more to cheer near the end of the first quarter when he jarred the ball from Dalvin Cook and recovered at the Chicago 15, stopping a scoring threat. As a team, the Vikings rushed 14 times for just 22 yards (1.6 yards per carry). "He was awfully frustrated after the game".

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