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Stock up, stock down: Bears-Vikings

The Bears won an ugly Monday Night Football game and we’re handing out our stock choices.

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The Chicago Bears' defense continues to do its part and the Bears sort of keep winning.

They’re now 4-4 in their last eight games, but I am sure I am not alone in saying that doesn’t really change my perception about the direction of the team or my opinion of the coaching staff.

It was a challenging and frustrating game for Chicago, and even though they emerged victorious against the Minnesota Vikings, it didn’t leave a lingering great feeling like some of the earlier wins this year.

Stock up

Jaylon Johnson, CB - In his quest to get paid as a top-tier cornerback, this game was a big notch for him. He had three passes defensed and two tackles, along with the first of the four interceptions the Bears had.

Montez Sweat, DE - Sweat really exploded this game and showed what he’s bringing to the defensive line. This is the production that the Bears paid for. He had 1.5 sacks, one TFL and two QB hits. In his four games as a Bear, Sweat has 2.5 sacks, six QB hits and two TFL. His QB hits are tied for third on the team with T.J. Edwards and Yannick Ngakoue, who have been on the team all season.

DJ Moore, WR - Moore gets a shoutout for that huge 36-yard catch that set up the game-winning field goal and for going over 1,000 yards on the season. Moore has been as good as advertised all season, and his numbers are backing it up.

Stock down

Eddie Jackson, S - Jackson still has flashes, but his overall impact on games isn’t what it used to be. He had a pass defense, but other than that, he was credited with one tackle. He appeared to be out of position on T.J. Hockenson’s touchdown.

Khalil Herbert, RB - I don’t know if his injury is still lingering, but Herbert is missing his usual burst. Granted he got fewer snaps on Monday, likely due to pass protection needs against the blitz-heavy Vikings defense. But since his return, he’s averaging just 2.7 yards per carry.

Luke Getsy, OC - How many consecutive weeks has a coach been on the stock down list? This game plan was asinine from the start and it only got more baffling. It was so apparent that the Vikings were snuffing out every single screen the Bears called, yet they kept going back to it. It was a baffling plan.

Who is on your up and down lists this week? Who did I miss?