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<!-- body { font:12px Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000; background-color: #EEF2FB; margin: 0px; } --> The Bears clinched the NFC North yesterday.But after one of their biggest wins , rookie coach Matt Nagy couldn’t help but flashback to a painful loss in Week One against the Packers, as evidence of how far his team has come.“Ninety-eight days ago,” Nagy told Peter King of NBC’s . “That’s the night we lost in Green Bay. . . . I will remember that night for the rest of my life. I will remember the look in those players’ eyes. I looked at those 50 guys and told them, ‘This is happening for a reason. You’re not gonna trust me right now, but this is a long season, and we’re only at Week One right now, and we’ll be okay.’ I wanted them to feel it for six hours, and then, next morning, to walk in with a smile on their faces.”The Bears had chances to win that game Bryce Callahan Color Rush Jersey , including cornerback Kyle Fuller dropping what could have been a game-winning interception. Nagy talked to Fuller about that before yesterday’s win over the Packers in the rematch, to remind Fuller that he came back to lead the league in picks (tied with Xavien Howard of Miami with seven).That kind of attention to detail is part of the reason the Bears have bounced back so quickly, winning 10 games and the NFC North. With some help from our sister SB Nation sites that cover the other NFC North teams, we’re going to preview the Bears division rivals. Next up is the Minnesota Vikings with an assists from The Daily Norseman." Latest NewsNotesNFC North Preview: Can the Vikings challenge the Bears?New,113commentsWith some help from our sister SB Nation sites that cover the other NFC North teams, we’re going to preview the Bears division rivals. Next up is the Minnesota Vikings with an assists from The Daily Norseman.CDTTwo years ago the Minnesota Vikings were NFC North champs at 13-3 and they played in the NFC Championship game, losing to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. Before the 2018 season started they were favored to repeat as division champs behind their fantastic defense and their brand new $84 million quarterback, Kirk Cousins, and they were thought to be a legit Super Bowl contender. That never materialized as they played inconsistent football all year long. The Vikes regressed down to an 8-7-1 record in 2018 and they blew a shot at the playoffs when they lost a week 17 game to the Chicago Bears in Minnesota. It was a game that the Bears had nothing to play for, but the Vikings looked like a team that was ready to go home. I still think they have one of the most talented rosters top to bottom in the NFL Josh Bellamy Jersey , but 2019 is going to be all about if Cousins can live up to that hefty contract. He’s always been able to put up numbers, but when the lights come on and the games really matter, Cousins can’t get it done. Check out the record of Cousins’ two teams in certain situations from the Daily Norseman. 2018 Record: 8-7-1, 2nd place in the NFC North2018 Overall DVOA: 9th2018 Offense: 18th DVOA, 20th total yards, 19th points scored2018 Defense: 4th DVOA, 4th total yards, 9th points against2018 Special Teams: 19th DVOAFor more on Football Outsider’s DVOA you can click here. 2018 record against the Bears: 0-2In their first meeting the Bears won on Sunday Night Football, 25 to 20. This was the game where Mitchell Trubiksy was injured on an illegal hit from safety Harrison Smith. He still managed to throw two TDs however, and rush for 43 yards. Cody Parkey went 3 for 3 on field goals and Eddie Jackson had a pick 6. In that week 17 game the Bears bullied the Vikings all day to a 24 to 10 win. Jordan Howard had two TDs on 109 yards rushing and the defense sacked Cousins 4 times. Let’s check in on what The Daily Norseman has to say about the 2019 Vikings. Cousins was sacked 40 times in 2018 , so getting the o-line right is a must for them. Figuring out how to have more success running the ball has to be in the cards as well, because ending up as the 30th ranked rushing attack isn’t going to cut in again. The Vikes need to scale back what they ask of Cousins and commit themselves to running the ball a bit more. With Gary Kubiak advising the offense now, I would expect the offense todo just that. They’ll have some play action shots to Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, who may be the best receiving duo in the NFL, but more balance to the offense is a good thing.With their defense they’ll be in most games, and if the offense comes around this team could be back in the playoffs in 2019.

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