Bears-Vikings Capsule

CHICAGO (5-10) at MINNESOTA (12-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Vikings by 12

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Bears 8-6-1, Vikings 11-4

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 59-52-2

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Bears 20-17, Oct. 9

LAST WEEK - Bears beat Browns 20-3; Vikings beat Packers 16-0

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bears No. 27, Vikings No. 2 (tie)

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (11), PASS (31)

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (9), PASS (8)

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (8), PASS (13)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (2)

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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