The Chicago Bears were reeling.
Things haven’t been moving on the offensive side of the ball and the Minnesota Vikings were gaining momentum as they tried to claw back into the game. And then, Eddie Jackson happened:
— Bleacher Nation Bears (@BN_Bears) November 19, 2018
Sometimes, the best offense is a great defense.
On Minnesota’s first offensive play after forcing a punt, Jackson picked off a Kirk Cousins pass and took it to the house. Jackson read the play from the jump, followed Cousins’ eyes, caught the pass, and used the elite return skills he showed off while at Alabama to bring it back 27 yards for the touchdown.
And because this game isn’t quirky enough, the Bears went for another two-point conversion and welcomed back a familiar face:
— G R I Z Z. (@GrizzlyGridiron) November 19, 2018
Adam Shaheen on a tiny corner is a mismatch that Mitch Trubisky – even on a rough night – can take advantage of when given to him.
The conversion increased the Bears’ lead to 22-6. They’ll need some defensive stops in order to finish this game with the lead in this game (and in the division) in hand.