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Cousins, Vikings overcome Patterson return, beat Bears 19-13

Cousins won for the first time in 10 career Monday night starts.
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Players get set on the line of scrimmage during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO — Kirk Cousins threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns, and the Minnesota Vikings overcame a 104-yard kickoff return by Chicago’s Cordarrelle Patterson to beat the Bears 19-13. 

Cousins won for the first time in 10 career Monday night starts.

He hit Adam Thielen with a 6-yard TD early in the fourth quarter to put Minnesota on top 19-13, and the Vikings hung on for their third straight win. 

They also snapped a four-game losing streak against Chicago. 

Bears quarterback Nick Foles got taken from the field on a cart in the game’s final minute after landing on his right, throwing shoulder.

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins throws under presser from Chicago Bears linebacker Barkevious Mingo (50) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)