Vikings can’t find relief on the field

first_img Mewelde Moore rushed for 57 yards, and Jermaine Wiggins caught 10 passes for 68 yards. Urlacher credited defensive coordinator Ron Rivera for the aggressive game plan. “Rivera turned us loose today,” Urlacher said. “He called a bunch of blitzes – they worked. We got a bunch of pressure, and when he did get rid of the ball we tackled the guys. We flew around and had a good time.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It was their lowest point total since the final game of the 2001 season, when Baltimore beat them 19-3. While players declined comment about the party, Vikings coach Mike Tice said the allegations had a negative effect. “If I was to say it didn’t at all, I kind of would be lying to you,” he said. “And I don’t think any of the local (media) would tell you that I’ve lied.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week How big was the impact? “I don’t know,” Tice said. “I’m not a psychologist. I can’t tell you how much.” Across the field, the Bears let out a collective sigh. Brian Urlacher had two sacks. Charles Tillman and Chris Harris each had an interception, and Thomas Jones rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries as Chicago (2-3) snapped a two-game losing streak. Jones, questionable after stretching a ligament in his right knee last week at Cleveland, saw his streak of 100-yard games end at three. Kyle Orton completed 16 of 25 passes for 117 yards with an interception and two touchdowns, both to tight end Desmond Clark. Daunte Culpepper was 26 of 48 for 237 yards and two interceptions, and the Vikings fell to 1-4. Former Bear Paul Edinger kicked a 23-yard field goal in the first half after missing a 52-yarder, but had a 32-yarder blocked early in the third quarter. center_img CHICAGO – The Minnesota Vikings tried all week to steer the discussion to their game against the Chicago Bears. After a 28-3 loss Sunday, they might want to find another topic. Reeling from allegations of sexual misbehavior and drunkenness during a charter cruise last week, the Vikings were manhandled and their season continued to spiral out of control. last_img read more