Monday Night Reaction
Week 10 Monday Night Reaction - # PrimeTime Royalty
This week’s primetime game was an NFC north rivalry, between the Minnesota Vikings (3-5) and the Chicago Bears (5-4). The Minnesota Vikings looked to continue their recent hot streak while riding Dalvin Cook to a third straight victory. The stingy Bears’ defense had the right game plan, keeping Dalvin Cook to a relatively quiet night. Instead, the Vikings got very productive nights from rookie Justin Jefferson and fellow WR, Adam Thielen. The Bears defense gave a valiant effort, but were ultimately defeated 19-13, due to a lack of explosive plays; with the exception of a 104 yd kickoff return TD by Cordarelle Patterson.
Adam Thielen (MIN) – 4 Receptions, 63 yards, 2 TD. This was a breath of fresh air for Thielen owners, coming off back to back outings of 5 points, this is EXACTLY the type of game he needed.
Justin Jefferson (MIN) – 8 Receptions, 135 yards. Another MONSTER game from the rookie. Imagine what the kid could do with some consistency from his QB play!
Dalvin Cook (MIN) – 30 carries, 96 yards. 4 Receptions, 16 yards. Plenty of work for the stud RB, just tough sledding against a very good defense.
Cordarelle Patterson (CHI) – 12 carries, 30 yards. 2 Receptions, 19 yards. 104 YD Kickoff Return TD. With Montgomery being ruled out, Patterson took over at RB. This guy was the ONLY means of production for the Bears. Unfortunately, you won’t win many games that way.
Allen Robinson II (CHI) – 6 Receptions, 43 Yards. Clearly the best receiver on his team, the Bears need to find more ways to get this guy the ball.
Jimmy Graham (CHI) – 0 Receptions, 0 yards. Only targeted twice, Graham was a non factor in this game.
Cole Kmet (CHI) – 1 Reception, 7 yards. Kmet is a VERY talented rookie. I have NO idea why the Bears refuse to look his way.
Anthony Miller (CHI) – 2 Receptions, 28 yards. With the exception of a few big games, Miller has been a disappointment this season, as has been the whole Bears Offense. I would look for ANY option over a Bears player at this point.