Teams this season when not scoring a TD were 0-28 entering tonight.
The #Bears are the first team to win without finding the end zone.
— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) November 28, 2023
Coming into last night’s game, teams were 0-28 this season when failing to score a touchdown. The Vikings defense held up their end of the bargain, keeping the Bears offense out of the endzone and giving the Vikings offense a pair of timely turnovers.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the display also allowed the Bears to become the first time in the Super Bowl era to win a game on the road despite not scoring a touchdown, amassing 75+ penalty yards, and suffering multiple fumbles.
The Chicago Bears made NFL history as only they could 😅
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) November 28, 2023
Josh Dobbs, Kevin O’Connell, and the Vikings offense simply failed to capitalize on the defense’s strong play and wasted a golden opportunity to sweep the division foe.
The poor offensive display could ultimately lead to the end of the Josh Dobbs era in Minnesota, as O’Connell was non-committal to Dobbs’ playing after the team’s upcoming bye week.
But, in a bit of good news, whomever the quarterback is for the Vikings’ next game, they should have wide receiver Justin Jefferson back in the fold after his stint on injured reserve due to an ankle injury.