STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Vikings have won six of last eight games vs. Bears overall and 12 of last 15 games vs. Bears at home. … This is fifth time in 13 years Bears are at Vikings in final regular-season game, with 2005, 2011, 2014 and 2016 the others. … Bears finishing fourth consecutive season with 10 or more losses and seventh straight missing playoffs. … Bears haven’t had winning record since 10-6 finish in 2012, when coach Lovie Smith was fired. … With 14-33 record over three years, coach John Fox has second-lowest winning percentage in franchise history. Abe Gibron was 11-30-1 (.274) from 1972-74. … With 2,015 yards, Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky holds franchise rookie passing record. Second overall pick in draft made first start against Vikings on Oct. 9 and threw interception that led to winning field goal for Vikings. … NFC North champion Vikings can clinch first-round bye for playoffs with win, or loss by Panthers, Saints or Rams. … Vikings will be one of eight teams in 12-team field to reach this postseason after missing last year, matching most in NFL since 2003. … Vikings lead NFL in scoring defense, allowing average of 16.1 points per game. … Vikings’ defense has allowed 17 rushes of 10-plus yards, fewest in league. … Fantasy Tip: Bears RB Jordan Howard is fifth in league with 1,113 rushing yards. In three career games vs. Vikings, Howard has 364 rushing yards.
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