Week 17 Ups and Downs: Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears

Oct 31 2016 Chicago IL USA Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs is defended by the Chicago Bears players during the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

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Stefon Diggs found the end zone in back-to-back weeks, but was limited to just one catch for four yards in the previous meeting with the Bears.

The Vikings, who took a shutout into the fourth quarter two weeks ago against the Bengals and blanked the Packers at Lambeau Field on December 23, might have taken another zero into the fourth quarter if not for the Bears' second TD off punt-team trickery against the Vikings this season. Murray had 111 yards rushing on 22 carries.

Go inside the Vikings pregame huddle before taking on the Chicago Bears. Chicago has won two of three in what has been another hard season under the watch of John Fox, who has heard rumblings about his job after posting a 14-33 mark at the helm in the Windy City. Trubisky led two sustained fourth-quarter drives for Chicago, but got no points when the Bears failed to convert on fourth-and-goal plays from the 6-yard line and from the 2-yard line.

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The regular season finale has arrived for the NFL. But while the Vikings could still lean on a running game that churned out 147 yards on 36 attempts, the Bears had no such success. Callahan knelt near the sideline while Tarik Cohen lined up on the opposite side as the expected returner, before sprinting for a sliding catch of the kick that hung over the middle of the field.

Over the past three games, the Vikings held the Bears, Packers and Bengals to a combined 17 points and six third-down conversions. "Just letting the game slow down and just playing, instead of thinking". A potent running game and stifling defense helped Case Keenum emerge victorious despite completing just 14 of 25 for 139 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 16-0 win over Green Bay. Adam Thielen had six catches for 61 yards and finished with 91 receptions for 1,276 yards for the season, finishing seventh and ninth in team history. And now, they'll be able to take a week off. Jeremiah Sirles started at left guard for Nick Easton, who will miss the playoffs because of a broken ankle.

Vikings: FB C.J. Ham hurt his neck and was ruled out early in the third quarter.

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