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Turning point: Special teams succumb

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The Vikings had a familiar foe pop up in a familiar place, as special teams consistently let them down at Soldier Field once again. Blame could be placed in many areas of a 36-30 overtime loss, but special teams were the most consistent culprit.

In a game in which the Vikings fell behind 16-0 in the first half only to score 30 points in 30 minutes of the second half, there were plenty of turning points within the game. But it was the inconsistent play of an old nemesis – special teams – that was the Monday night turning point. Chicago has been a house of horrors for the Vikings in recent years, and Monday night just added to that...

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