NFL World Reacts to Awful Bears vs. Vikings Monday Night Football Contest

How bad was the Bears and Vikings Monday Night Football contest? Some fans admitted they turned to Netflix instead of the divisional battle.

ESPN NFL play-by-play analyst Joe Buck admitted the final play of the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings battle should’ve had the Benny Hill music playing.

That statement alone signified how the Monday Night Football contest went. It became a blunder-fest at U.S. Bank Stadium, with the Bears escaping 12-10. And the NFL world was quick to rip the contest on social media.

Fans Relentlessly Rip Bears vs. Vikings MNF Contest

For entertainment purposes, one fan eventually added the famed Benny Hill song to describe the final sequence of the game.

One account on X (formerly known as Twitter) claimed that the halftime show of the Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns game was more exciting than the MNF game. That show featured a child trying to ride the back of a sheep.

Bay Area radio personality for 95.7 FM The Game Bonta Hill even asked if the NFL could’ve flexed out of the Bears/Vikings game. One fan, however, admitted the new season of Netflix’s Squid Game reality show was more watchable.

“Glad I skipped tonight’s MNF to watch Netflix Squid Game reality show with the wife. There’s was more competition in that than seeing the highlights of what others watched,” the fan shared.

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Even national analysts couldn’t help but troll the prime-time game. NFL Network personality Andrew Siciliano was one who gave a unique, yet telling, one-word answer of this game.

Final Stats Further Point to How Sloppy MNF Game Became

Fans who love a good offensive shootout likely faced the urge to change the channel or throw their remote at their television screen.

Neither team surpassed 320 total yards of offense on the night. The teams ended up combining for six turnovers. Finally, no one even hit 200 yards in either rushing or passing yards.

Not only was there the lack of offense, but the opening drive ended in a missed field goal. And that possession ate up 47 yards on 14 plays for the visiting Bears.

Defense was the theme of the night on both sides. However, the Bears couldn’t turn their first two interceptions into points and settled for punts. The Vikings ended up becoming the ones with the lone touchdown of the night — which came with under six minutes to play. And that came on Josh Dobbs hitting T.J. Hockenson across the middle for 17 yards that gave Minnesota the lead 10-9.

After the game, head coach Matt Eberflus spoke to the media. He was obviously asked about the importance of his defense especially now that he has taken over play calling duties.

“Defense creates momentum in a lot of different ways,” Eberflus said. “They do it through third-down stops, they do it through big hits and they do it through taking the ball away. That’s what we always preach to the guys, and they did all three things today.”

Ultimately, the Bears had one last long drive left in them. They put together a 10-play, 66-yard drive that ended with Cairo Santos delivering the final boot.

Even though it was Fields’ impressive deep shot to D.J. Moore that kept them alive in this one, the Bears QB was not shy when admitting the defense has been elite.

“This defense has been balling out these last two weeks,” Fields said after the game.

Still, the NFL world would’ve likely been glad if the league flexed out of this contest and instead gave the fans the Philadelphia Eagles versus Buffalo Bills shootout, which became the best game of the weekend. Fans were instead treated to, arguably, the worst MNF game of the season.

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