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Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings Pick & Prediction DEC 20TH 2020

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Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings Recap DEC 20TH 2020

Eddy Pineiro drilled a 22-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to lift the Chicago Bears to a 21-19 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the regular-season finale on Sunday in Minneapolis.

Pineiro, who made field-goal attempts of 26, 33 and 34 yards in the first half, was given his fourth opportunity after Mitchell Trubisky connected with Riley Ridley on a 32-yard reception on a fourth-and-9 play earlier in the drive.

The Vikings (10-6), who were locked into the NFC's sixth seed for the playoffs, elected to make six starters inactive and essentially rested quarterback Kirk Cousins, running backs Dalvin Cook and rookie Alexander Mattison, wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen and linebackers Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr. Minnesota will learn its first-round opponent later on Sunday.

Trubisky completed 26 of 37 passes for 207 yards, and rookie David Montgomery finished with 113 yards and a touchdown on the ground for the Bears (8-8), who snapped a two-game skid and swept the Vikings for the second straight season.

Montgomery's determined effort provided Chicago's lone touchdown of the game on the first drive of the third quarter. The rookie bulled his way up the middle and kept his legs churning before receiving a sustained push from his teammates to find the end zone from 14 yards out and give the Bears an 18-6 lead.

Mike Boone, who rushed for 126 of his career-high 148 yards in the first half, trimmed the Vikings' deficit to 18-13 with a 1-yard run over right tackle early in the fourth quarter.

Dan Bailey kicked a 39-yard field goal with just under nine minutes remaining, and followed defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo's fumble recovery with a 34-yard kick with 4:53 left to give Minnesota a 19-18 lead.

Boone bolted out of the blocks with a 59-yard run on the first play from scrimmage before fumbling a pitch from quarterback Sean Mannion on the next play.

Pineiro capped a 12-play drive with his first kick, and the Bears doubled the advantage shortly after linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis' interception set up a 33-yard boot.

Minnesota halved the deficit early in the second quarter after completing 14-play drive with Bailey's 37-yard field goal.

A 57-yard punt from Pat O'Donnell backed the Vikings to their 1-yard line, and linebacker Nick Kwiatkowski wrapped up Boone in the end zone for safety. The Bears moved the ball again before settling for Pineiro's 34-yard field goal, but Bailey connected from 38 yards out to shave Minnesota's deficit to 11-6 at halftime.

--Field Level Media

David Montgomery rushed for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns and Mitchell Trubisky had a passing touchdown and 236 yards of offense as the visiting Chicago Bears kept their NFC playoff hopes alive with a 33-27 win over the Minnesota Vikings 33-27 on Sunday afternoon.

Chicago (7-7) won for the second straight week on the heels of a six-game skid to pull within one half-game of the Arizona Cardinals for the final NFC wild card spot. The Vikings, who rallied after starting the season 1-5, fell to 6-8 as their playoff aspirations took a sizable hit with two weeks left in the regular season.

Minnesota, trailing 30-27, had an opportunity to capitalize on Cameron Dantzler's interception of Trubisky in the end zone with 2:57 to go but turned the ball over on downs.

Bears kicker Cairo Santos closed the scoring with his fourth field goal of the afternoon, a 42-yarder with 56 seconds to play.

The Vikings drove to the Bears' 33-yard line in the closing seconds, but Kirk Cousins' Hail Mary in the end zone was tipped and intercepted by Sherrick McManus as time expired.

The Bears scored on six straight possessions before the Trubisky interception -- excluding a kneel-down to end the first half -- and took a 30-20 lead with 13:38 remaining on a 48-yard Santos field goal.

A 20-yard touchdown pass from Cousins to Tyler Conklin brought Minnesota to within 30-27 with 8:05 to go.

Trubisky was 15-for-21 passing for 202 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also had eight carries for 34 yards. Allen Robinson finished with four catches for 83 yards.

Cousins was 24-for-35 for 271 yards and two touchdowns for Minnesota. Dalvin Cook had 24 rushes for 132 yards and a touchdown.

Justin Jefferson finished with eight receptions for 104 yards. Along the way, he snagged his 70th catch of the season to surpass Randy Moss' previous franchise single-season rookie record.

Cook rushed for 79 yards on 13 carries before halftime, gaining the most yards on the ground against the Bears in any half this season. Still, one yard he didn't make late in the second quarter proved pivotal.

With the Vikings trailing 17-7 with 5:52 to go before halftime, Minnesota tried running Cook up the middle on 4th-and-1 from its own 34-yard line. The Bears stopped him for no gain and capitalized with a 35-yard Santos field goal with 3:34 left in the second quarter.

Minnesota answered with a 24-yard Dan Bailey field goal with 26 seconds to go before halftime as the Bears took a 20-10 lead into intermission. Bailey overcame recent struggles to convert each of his two field goal attempts and all three extra points.

--Field Level Media

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Chicago Bears

Minnesota Vikings

Player Position Lineup
Alex Bars primary: Right Guard Starter
Kyle Fuller primary: Cornerback Starter
Akiem Hicks primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Eddie Jackson primary: Safety Starter
Charles Leno Jr. primary: Left Tackle Starter
Khalil Mack primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
David Montgomery primary: Runningback Starter
Bilal Nichols primary: Nose Tackle Starter
Allen Robinson II primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Duke Shelley primary: Defensive Back Starter
Roquan Smith primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
Danny Trevathan primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
Mitchell Trubisky primary: Quarterback Starter
Cody Whitehair primary: Left Guard Starter
Sam Mustipher primary: Center Starter
Jimmy Graham primary: Tight End Starter
Brent Urban primary: Defensive End Starter
Germain Ifedi primary: Right Tackle Starter
Robert Quinn primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Cole Kmet primary: Tight End Starter
Darnell Mooney primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Tashaun Gipson Sr. primary: Safety Starter
Rashaad Coward primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
DeAndre Houston-Carson primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Joel Iyiegbuniwe primary: Linebacker Substitution
Sherrick McManis primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Anthony Miller primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Ryan Nall primary: Runningback Substitution
Pat O'Donnell primary: Punter Substitution
Cordarrelle Patterson primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Riley Ridley primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Javon Wims primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Josh Woods primary: Linebacker Substitution
Demetrius Harris primary: Tight End Substitution
J.P. Holtz primary: Tight End Substitution
Xavier Crawford primary: Defensive Back Substitution
James Vaughters primary: Linebacker Substitution
Patrick Scales primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Barkevious Mingo primary: Linebacker Substitution
Jason Spriggs primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
Trevis Gipson primary: Linebacker Substitution
Kindle Vildor primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Arlington Hambright primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
John Jenkins primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Cairo Santos primary: Kicker Substitution
Mario Edwards Jr. primary: Defensive End Substitution
Deon Bush primary: Defensive Back Not active
Buster Skrine primary: Defensive Back Not active
Nick Foles primary: Quarterback Did not play
Jaylon Johnson primary: Defensive Back Not active
Lachavious Simmons primary: Offensive Linesman Not active
Artavis Pierce primary: Runningback Not active
Dan McCullers primary: Defensive Tackle Did not play
Player Position Lineup
Garrett Bradbury primary: Center Starter
Dalvin Cook primary: Halfback Starter
Kirk Cousins primary: Quarterback Starter
C.J. Ham primary: Fullback Starter
Anthony Harris primary: Free Safety Starter
Jalyn Holmes primary: Left End Starter
Jaleel Johnson primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Brian O'Neill primary: Right Tackle Starter
Ifeadi Odenigbo primary: Right End Starter
Riley Reiff primary: Left Tackle Starter
Irv Smith Jr. primary: Tight End Starter
Harrison Smith primary: Strong Safety Starter
Shamar Stephen primary: Nose Tackle Starter
Adam Thielen primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Eric Wilson primary: Weak Linebacker Starter
Dakota Dozier primary: Left Guard Starter
Justin Jefferson primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Jeff Gladney primary: Right Cornerback Starter
Ezra Cleveland primary: Right Guard Starter
Cameron Dantzler primary: Left Cornerback Starter
Troy Dye primary: Strong Linebacker Starter
Todd Davis primary: Middle Linebacker Starter
Chad Beebe primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Mike Boone primary: Runningback Substitution
Tyler Conklin primary: Tight End Substitution
Bisi Johnson primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Brett Jones primary: Center Substitution
Hercules Mata'afa primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Alexander Mattison primary: Runningback Substitution
Dru Samia primary: Guard Substitution
Armon Watts primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Britton Colquitt primary: Punter Substitution
Dan Bailey primary: Kicker Substitution
Rashod Hill primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Ameer Abdullah primary: Runningback Substitution
D.J. Wonnum primary: Defensive End Substitution
James Lynch primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Harrison Hand primary: Cornerback Substitution
Josh Metellus primary: Safety Substitution
Dan Chisena primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Blake Lynch primary: Linebacker Substitution
Ryan Connelly primary: Linebacker Substitution
Hardy Nickerson primary: Linebacker Substitution
Jordan Brailford primary: Defensive End Substitution
Chris Jones primary: Cornerback Substitution
Cordrea Tankersley primary: Cornerback Substitution
Andrew DePaola primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Eric Kendricks primary: Linebacker Not active
Kyle Rudolph primary: Tight End Not active
Oli Udoh primary: Offensive Tackle Not active
Sean Mannion primary: Quarterback Did not play
K.J. Osborn primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Dylan Mabin primary: Cornerback Not active
Hale Hentges primary: Tight End Not active

Chicago Bears

Minnesota Vikings

  • Match Start
  • Period 1
  • MIN 1
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 42 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Cairo Santos
  • MIN 4
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 3 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Adam Thielen
    • Conv Kicker: Dan Bailey
    • Passer: Kirk Cousins
  • MIN 9
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 8 Yards
    • Passer: Mitchell Trubisky
    • Pass Receiver: Darnell Mooney
    • Conv Kicker: Cairo Santos
  • Period 2
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 24 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Dan Bailey
  • MIN 3
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 35 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Cairo Santos
  • MIN 6
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 1 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Cairo Santos
    • Rusher: David Montgomery
  • Period 3
  • MIN 2
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 22 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Dan Bailey
  • MIN 5
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 14 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Cairo Santos
    • Rusher: David Montgomery
  • MIN 10
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 1 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Dan Bailey
    • Rusher: Dalvin Cook
  • Period 4
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 42 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Cairo Santos
  • MIN 8
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 20 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Tyler Conklin
    • Conv Kicker: Dan Bailey
    • Passer: Kirk Cousins
  • MIN 13
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 48 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Cairo Santos
  • Match End


Last 10

W 30% L 70%
3 7
  • @New Orleans L 9 - 21
  • Green Bay L 35 - 16
  • @Jacksonville W 41 - 17
  • @Minnesota W 33 - 27
  • Houston W 7 - 36
  • Detroit L 34 - 30
  • @Green Bay L 25 - 41
  • Minnesota L 19 - 13
  • @Tennessee L 17 - 24
  • New Orleans L 26 - 23
W 60% L 40%
6 4
  • @Detroit W 37 - 35
  • @New Orleans L 33 - 52
  • Chicago L 33 - 27
  • @Tampa Bay L 14 - 26
  • Jacksonville W 24 - 27
  • Carolina W 27 - 28
  • Dallas L 31 - 28
  • @Chicago W 19 - 13
  • Detroit W 20 - 34
  • @Green Bay W 28 - 22

Last Meetings

  • Bears @ Vikings 33-27
  • Vikings @ Bears 19-13
  • Bears @ Vikings 21-19
  • Vikings @ Bears 6-16
  • Bears @ Vikings 24-10
  • Vikings @ Bears 20-25
  • Bears @ Vikings 10-23
  • Vikings @ Bears 20-17
  • Bears @ Vikings 10-38
  • Vikings @ Bears 10-20

American Football Conference

Buffalo Bills133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-29-0-1
Miami Dolphins106 0.6253.00.00.0 5-35-37-0-3
New England Patriots79 0.4386.00.00.0 5-32-65-0-5
New York Jets214 0.12511.00.00.0 1-71-72-0-8
Pittsburgh Steelers124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-36-0-4
Cleveland Browns115 0.6881.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Baltimore Ravens115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Cincinnati Bengals411 1.2677.50.00.0 3-51-63-1-7
Indianapolis Colts115 0.6880.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Tennessee Titans115 0.6880.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Houston Texans412 0.2507.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
Jacksonville Jaguars115 0.06310.00.00.0 1-70-81-0-10
Kansas City Chiefs142 0.8750.00.00.0 6-28-09-0-1
Las Vegas Raiders88 0.5006.00.00.0 2-66-25-0-5
Los Angeles Chargers79 0.4387.00.00.0 4-43-55-0-5
Denver Broncos511 0.3139.00.00.0 2-63-53-0-7

National Football Conference

Washington Football Team79 0.4380.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
New York Giants610 0.3751.00.00.0 3-53-55-0-5
Dallas Cowboys610 0.3751.00.00.0 4-42-64-0-6
Philadelphia Eagles411 1.2672.50.00.0 3-41-73-1-7
Green Bay Packers133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-28-0-2
Chicago Bears88 0.5005.00.00.0 3-55-33-0-7
Minnesota Vikings79 0.4386.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
Detroit Lions511 0.3138.00.00.0 1-74-42-0-8
New Orleans Saints124 0.7500.00.00.0 6-26-28-0-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-27-0-3
Carolina Panthers511 0.3137.00.00.0 2-63-52-0-8
Atlanta Falcons412 0.2508.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
Seattle Seahawks124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-37-0-3
Los Angeles Rams106 0.6252.00.00.0 6-24-46-0-4
Arizona Cardinals88 0.5004.00.00.0 4-44-44-0-6
San Francisco 49ers610 0.3756.00.00.0 1-75-33-0-7

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