Week 17 Ups and Downs: Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears

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He failed, however, to guide the Bears (5-11) across the goal line despite 11 plays from the 10-yard line or closer in the fourth quarter. Aided by a key block from Christian Jones, Callahan nearly immediately had a clear path to the end zone for the touchdown that cut the Vikings' lead to 14-7. The Bears fifth win of the season isn't likely to save the job of coach John Fox, but the Bears have seen some improvement from rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and the running back combination of Jordan Howard (second consecutive 1,000-plus yard season, nine touchdowns) and Tarik Cohen (first National Football League player since 1965 to score a touchdown running and catching the ball, on a punt and kickoff return) has been effective.

For the third consecutive season under Fox, the Bears are finishing in the basement in the NFC North division.

The Minnesota Vikings defense forces Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to make crucial mistake causing safety. Let's discuss the good and bad things from the Week 17 game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears starting with the positives! He leaped to his feet and veered left past the confused Vikings and untouched for the score.

Matt Ryan at Super Bowl LI Media Day
Matt Ryan at Super Bowl LI Media Day

Vikings record book look: The Vikings finished 12-2 four times with a 14-game schedule (1969, 1970, 1973 and 1975), but the only other time they've topped 12 victories was their 15-1 record in 1998.

Case Keenum threw for 189 yards, 65 going to Stefon Diggs and 61 to Adam Thielen, to go with a touchdown, caught by Diggs. Joe Berger will move over to center from right guard and Jeremiah Sirles will replace Easton, who is out of the season.

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