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Minnesota Vikings 3, Chicago Bears 0 - Vikings Finally Score On Their Opening Drive

The Minnesota Vikings just did something that, to this point, they hadn’t done all season. . .score on their first possession of the game.

After holding the Bears and forcing them to punt on their first possession, the Vikings got a nice mix of run and pass on offense, getting into the Chicago red zone before the drive finally stalled out. Even in the wind and weather at Soldier Field, Ryan Longwell managed to knock through a 36-yard field goal to give the Vikings an early lead.

The Vikings scoring drive moved 62 yards in 11 plays, and took 6:32 off of the clock.

With a little more than three minutes left in the first quarter, the Vikings lead the Bears 3-0.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.