CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have little edge for blunder and a lot of space to improve as they attempt to get a season finisher spot.
Not that Kirk Cousins required an update. Or then again, besides, mentor Mike Zimmer.
Cousins tossed two score passes, and Minnesota beat the battling and in need of help Chicago Bears 17-9 on Monday night.
The Vikings (7-7), part of a tight bunch of groups competing for one of the NFC’s seven season finisher spots, were in line for their most disproportionate success before Justin Fields tossed a score pass to Jesper Horsted on the game’s last play.
That score to the side, Minnesota endured a few scoring dangers by Chicago down the stretch falling off a success over Pittsburgh wherein the Vikings almost blew a 29-0 lead.
“I think we have work,” Cousins said. “I think there is a great deal to develop. We’re playing three great adversaries up ahead. We’re presumably going to require everybody, so there isn’t a great deal of leeway and we need to fix the screws here and make light of our best football the stretch.”
The Vikings’ last three games are at home against the Los Angeles Rams and at NFC North hero Green Bay before they have Chicago in the finale. The outcome in this one was not really an unexpected given the condition of the Bears (4-10).
Chicago lost for the eighth time in nine games, and with 14 players on the hold/COVID-19 rundown, that appeared to be inescapable. Beneficiary Allen Robinson was on it, similar to the beginning auxiliary.
The medical problems likewise hit the training staff, with every one of the three facilitators testing positive for the Covid during the week. Cautious organizer Sean Desai was cleared to return hours before the opening shot. Hostile facilitator Bill Lazor was not cleared, so Nagy called plays. Furthermore extraordinary groups organizer Chris Tabor was out.
Cousins, who battled last week, didn’t by and large rule in this one. He was 12 of 24 for 87 yards with an interference and got sacked multiple times. The double cross Pro Bowler additionally associated with Justin Jefferson for a 12-yard score in the main quarter and tossed a 7-yarderto Ihmir Smith-Marsette in the third.
Dalvin Cook ran for 89 yards, subsequent to going for 205 against Pittsburgh in a sooner-than-anticipated return from a disengaged shoulder.
D.J. Wonnum had a profession high three sacks and the Vikings recuperated three bumbles while heading to their subsequent straight success later consecutive misfortunes.
“It’s not simply playing better, it’s improving,” Zimmer said. “It’s improving in the run safeguard, improving in the pass inclusion, it’s improving in assurance. It’s improving in running the ball. It’s that large number of things. We’re attempting to improve so we can get to where we must get to.”
For the Bears and their fans, it was another disappointing trip.
Fields tossed for 285 yards and ran for 35 in his subsequent game back in the wake of missing two with broken ribs. The newbie finished 26 of 39 passes playing behind a line missing both beginning handles, with right tackle Larry Borom on the COVID rundown and forgot about tackle Jason Peters with a lower leg injury.
Robert Quinn and Akiem Hicks each had two sacks. Quinn has 16 this year, leaving him barely short of Hall of Famer Richard Dent’s establishment record of 17 1/2 out of 1984.
However, Chicago submitted nine punishments for 91 yards in a messy presentation that had fans again booing on occasion and spreading the word about their sentiments about mentor Matt Nagy, reciting “Fire Nagy!”
“That has been the story, that has been the narrative of the year,” Fields said. “It’s simply us messing ourselves up. When we kill those punishments, sacks on my part where I should simply discard the ball, toss the ball to the cold earth — when we wipe out those, we begin seeing more focuses come up on the board and have more achievement. I thought our entire protection played extraordinary this evening and set us in a situation to win.”
A bothered up Nagy got called for unsportsmanlike lead between the first and second quarters, when he made his sentiments clear to the authorities about a punishment against security Deon Bush.
The punishment against Bush occurred close to the furthest limit of the initial quarter when Cousins attempted to interface with Tyler Conklin down the center. The pass fragmented and Bush got required a late hit on the tight end.
Arbitrator Scott Novak told a pool correspondent Nagy was punished for “unseemly language towards the authority.” He wouldn’t uncover what the Bears’ mentor said.
“At the point when it crosses a line and it’s unseemly, then, at that point, that is the point at which we toss a banner,” Novak said.
Nagy’s punishment gave the Vikings a first down at the Chicago 12 to begin the subsequent quarter. They agreed to a field objective, making it 10-0.
Minnesota’s Eric Kendricks got shot out in the final quarter for a cap to-protective cap hit on a sliding Fields.
Vikings: No wounds were accounted for.
Bears: WR/PR Jakeem Grant Sr. (blackout) left in the main half.
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Criticise without insulting me; I’m human’ – Asamoah Gyan
Ex-Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has admitted that personal attacks from people sometimes get to him.The veteran striker said although criticisms are part of the game, he’s human and doesn’t deserve to be subjected to insults.
Gyan has come under the spotlight several times despite being Ghana’s most-capped player and all-time top scorer with 51 goals.
The 36-year-old came under severe criticism when he missed a penalty against Uruguay in the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup.That penalty miss eventually prevented the Black Stars from becoming the first African team to reach the last four of the World Cup.
“I’m human. Sometimes, it would get to you. Sometimes too, you’d be strong. In this world, nobody has to like you. That is why we keep on pushing,” Gyan told Joy FM.You can criticise me. Why not? This is the job I chose to do, and I’m for the people. When you criticise me with facts, then we go. Sometimes, people attack you personally. It’s like a personal thing. That is where I don’t get it.”“At the end of the day, football, we’re for the people. Asamoah Gyan scores today; he’s the best player in the world. He misses tomorrow; he’s the worst player. It all comes with the territory.”
The former Sunderland forward also reiterated his desire to play for Asante Kotoko before he calls time on his football career.
In the 2020/21 season, Gyan return to the Ghana Premier League, but joined Legon Cities, where he played just six matches after being blighted by niggling injuries.Despite being inactive since parting ways with the Royals, the former Sunderland forward said he has plans of lining up for Kotoko.
“I would like to play for Asante Kotoko if I have to return [to playing football again]. I am a huge fan of the club,” he added.
Meanwhile, Gyan is currently on a media tour as he prepares to officially launch his memoir on April 30.
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Tiger Woods: Hole-by-hole in first round of Masters
An hole by-hole gander at how Tiger Woods played the first round of the Masters on Thursday:
No. 1, 445 yards, standard 4: Driver down right half of fairway. Way to deal with front of green, moving simply back onto the fairway. Chip to 10 feet. One putt. Standard. Score: Even. Status: tied for eighth.
No. 2, 575 yards, standard 5: Drive down right half of fairway. Fairway metal shy of green. Wedge from 50 yards. Two putts from 16 feet. Standard. Score: Even. Status: tied for fifth.
No. 3, 350 yards, standard 4: Iron off the tee to left-focus of fairway. Wedge barely shy of green. Utilized putter from just past periphery, left shy of opening. One putt. Standard. Score: Even. Status: tied for sixth.
No. 4, 240 yards, standard 3: Tee shot to front of green. Two putts from 40 feet. Standard. Score: Even. Status: tied for eighth.
No. 5, 495 yards, standard 4: Driver to fairway. Way to deal with 15 feet. Birdie putt lipped out. Tap-in. Standard. Score: Even. Status: tied for seventh.
No. 6, 180 yards, standard 3: Tee shot to 2 feet. Tap-in. Birdie. Score: – 1. Status: tied for second.
No. 7, 450 yards, standard 4: Fairway metal to pine straw past the right half of fairway. Finish off shy of green. Chip to about a foot. Tap-in. Standard. Score: – 1. Status: tied for third.
No. 8, 570 yards, standard 5: Driver to center of fairway. Second shot shy of green. Pitch to shy of green. Chip to 8 feet. Two-putt. Intruder. Score: Even. Status: tied for tenth.
Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the eighth opening during the first round at the Masters golf…
No. 9, 460 yards, standard 4: Drive left into trees. Way to deal with front of green, moved back to fairway. Third shot above opening to 8 feet. One putt. Standard. Score: Even. Status: tied for fourteenth.
No. 10, 495 yards, standard 4: Fairway metal to left-focal point of fairway. Way to deal with front of green, moved back to fairway. Uphill pitch to 5 feet. One putt. Standard. Score: Even. Status: tied for seventeenth.
No. 11, 520 yards, standard 4: Driver to center of fairway. Move toward shy of green. Chip to 4 feet. One putt. Standard. Score: Even. Status: tied for 22nd.
No. 12, 155 yards, standard 3: Tee shot to left half of green. Two putts from 30 feet. Standard. Score: Even. Status: tied for 24th.
No. 13, 510 yards, standard 5: Drive to focus of fairway. Way to deal with 25 feet, underneath and left of opening. Two putts. Birdie. Score: – 1. Status: tied for tenth.
No. 14, 440 yards, standard 4: Drive left into trees. Approach off pine straw moves simply off back of green. Putter from simply past periphery to 5 feet. Two putts. Intruder. Score: Even. Status: tied for 25th.
No. 15, 550 yards, standard 5: Drive left into second cut. Second destroyed left side. Third shot to 30 feet. Two putts. Standard. Score: Even. Status: tied for twentieth.
No. 16, 170 yards, standard 3: Tee shot to 30 feet. One putt. Birdie. Score: – 1. Status: tied for ninth.
No. 17, 440 yards, standard 4: Driver to second cut on right side. Way to deal with 20 feet. Two putts. Standard. Score: – 1. Status: tied for ninth.
No. 18, 465 yards, standard 4: Driver left into trees. Second shot layup to 75 yards. Chip to 6 feet. One putt. Standard. Score: – 1. Status: tied for eighth (by then, with the round not yet complete).
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Implement Asamang-Tamfoe community mining plan — Youth group
A young gathering at Asamang-Tamfoe, close to Anyinam in the Atiwa East District, has engaged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to present a local area mining program nearby.
That, as indicated by them, would empower the adolescent nearby to land positions and halt from freak rehearses.
Last year, one more gathering in the town kicked against any type of mining locally and its environmental factors.
Tending to a question and answer session at Asamang-Tamfoe in the Eastern Region last Tuesday, the Organizer of the gathering, Mr Kwadwo Nti, said there ought to be a mining board to appropriately plan and carry out a ground breaking strategy for the program.
At the occasion, a significant number of the adolescent conveyed bulletins with engravings: “Asamang-Tamfoe individuals are prepared for local area mining,’ ‘The young need occupations,’ ‘Mr Kwabena Adade let Asamang-Tamfoe individuals be,’ ‘Mr Abu Jinapor we are prepared to do local area mining,’ ‘Our gold, our expectation,’ ‘Comm
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