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Week 17 Ups and Downs: Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears

01 January 2018, 01:49 | Clyde Nash

In their last playoff appearance the Rams were blown out by Michael Vick's Falcons

In their last playoff appearance the Rams were blown out by Michael Vick's Falcons

Trubisky completed just 12 of 25 passes for 128 yards with a touchdown and one interception in the first meeting, but has settled in to throw for a franchise rookie-best 2,015 yards.

"Right now it's all about team ball", Joseph said. Only one of the past 10 Super Bowl teams played in the wild-card round.

A handful of Vikings have incentives on the line Sunday, led by running back Latavius Murray, who can earn a $500,000 incentive and unlock a $500,000 salary escalator for 2018 by rushing for 169 yards against the Bears to give him 900 yards on the season. "Just letting the game slow down and just playing, instead of thinking". The Bears are 1-5 against each of their three NFC North foes under Fox.

And rather than stick with Keenum in Chicago as they tried to avoid going 0-2 in the division, the Vikings opted to put their trust in Sam Bradford's aching left knee, in a move that went haywire so quickly that the team took the rare step of making head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman available to the media the next day to explain the decision. The Bears defense has been improving all season and they rank eigth in the NFL in total yards allowed per game, and are tied for seventh in the league with 40 sacks this season.

A week before their October 9 game in Chicago, the Minnesota Vikings fell to 2-2 with a 14-7 home loss to the Detroit Lions, losing rookie running back Dalvin Cook to a torn ACL in the process. Jordan Howard has rushed for over 1,000 yards and is a power back who has nine touchdowns on the ground this year. He leaped to his feet and veered left past the confused Vikings and untouched for the score.

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Week 17 Ups and Downs: Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears

Go inside the Vikings pregame huddle before taking on the Chicago Bears.

"It's a box that we checked", Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen said.

Joe Berger, who switched from right guard to center with Pat Elflein shelved for a shoulder injury for the second time in four weeks, was the only original starter on the Vikings offensive line to play in all 16 games.

Bears: Two starting offensive linemen, LT Bobby Massie (knee) and RG Josh Sitton (ankle), did not play.

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