But he did throw a pair of interceptions as well, but the defense minimized the damage, and the quarterback would lead a clinching 45-yard field goal drive late in the fourth quarter.
It's been a long time since these two NFC North rivals clashed in a meaningful affair past the halfway point of the season. BEARS 22, Vikings 14.
Mitchell Trubisky had his moments behind center, completing 20-of-31 for 165 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for 43 yards. But he was intercepted two times by Anthony Harris.
Parkey shook off a performance unlike any other by making all three of his field goal attempts. Dan Bailey converted that into three points on a 36-yard field goal and did so again on the next series after the Bears turned it over again, this time on a fumble by Tarik Cohen.
Cousins was 30 of 46 for 262 yards. He threw two touchdowns in the final 4:51 and got intercepted two times. Diggs ended his night with 13 catches (tying a career-high) for 126 yards and one touchdown. But the Vikings came up short after winning four of five. Parkey sends it right down the middle from 33 yards out and the Bears are on the board. Soldier Field's rocking too.
Mack gave the crowd more to cheer near the end of the first quarter when he jarred the ball from Dalvin Cook and recovered at the Chicago 15, stopping a scoring threat.
If the Minnesota Vikings were going to put themselves back in the group of this season's Super Bowl contenders, it needed to start with a win against the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.
Here are the studs and duds from Chicago's Week 11 win. The Vikings then drove to the Chicago 32. Adrian Amos picks off a bad Cousins overthrow and the Bears defense remains absurdly good.
Bears: LB Aaron Lynch left with a concussion in the first half.