Vikings Host Bears Today: ‘Win and In’
The Minnesota Vikings (8-6-1) have a clear mission this afternoon against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis; win, and they are in the playoffs.
If the Vikings lose today, they can still reach the post-season with a loss by Philadelphia to Washington.
NFC North Standings
- Chicago Bears (11-4) *clinched division
- Minnesota Vikings (8-6-1)
- Green Bay Packers (6-8-1)
- Detroit Lions (5-10)
When the two teams met back in Week 11 in Chicago, the Bears defeated the Vikings 25-20.
Linebacker Eric Kendricks (hamstring), fullback C.J. Ham (elbow), punt returner Marcus Sherels (foot), and receiver Chad Beebe (hamstring) are all listed as out for today's game.
The Vikes are 5½ point favorites.
The game is set to kickoff at 3:25 pm CT. (TV: FOX, RADIO: 1240 AM WJON.)