Bears Drop Season Finale vs. Vikings

Bears Drop Season Finale vs. Vikings

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison sacks Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in the third quarter.

The Bears finished the season with a 5-11 record, a two-game improvement over their 2016 campaign.

And Latavius Murray notched his second 100-rushing yard day with the Vikings, a 20-111-2 effort as part of Minnesota's 147-yard day.

"Not really", Joseph said of the No. 1-ranking's significance.

Minnesota did what it could to eliminate any drama early, scoring touchdowns-both via 1-yard runs by Murray-on two of the Vikings' first three offensive possessions and taking a 14-0 lead in the second quarter.

For one week, this isn't terrible and it's promising if the Vikings win (which they should), the Vikings would get a bye over the Wild Card weekend, which would hopefully be enough time for Elflein to heal up.

It marked the second time Callahan scored on the same trick play - but only the first time it counted. "Just to play my game, be a leader on this team and help the offense grow and get better, but we've got to find a way to have a chance to win at the end of games". "They understand this system and what their responsibility is and they play very, very hard".

The Bears simply can not keep Vikings defenders at bay, culminating in a safety of Mitchell Trubisky, who tried getting rid of the ball in the face of a relentless pass rush.

"This place is insane hard for teams to come in and play, especially with our defense".

"Defensively we have a lot of good players", Zimmer said.

Keenum said 13-3 had "a nice ring to it". Stefon Diggs became the fastest player to reach 200 receptions. Veteran Joe Berger will move from right guard to take Elflein's place, making his first start of the season at center. Jeremiah Sirles is already replacing left guard Nick Easton, who broke his ankle in Green Bay.

The Minnesota Vikings all-time single-season receiving list now goes like this: Cris Carter, Cris Carter, Randy Moss, Randy Moss, Cris Carter, Cris Carter, Adam Thielen, Cris Carter, Cris Carter.

Elflein was held out of practice all week and, if the Vikings lock up a first-round bye, could have three weeks between games.

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