Bears Drop Season Finale vs. Vikings

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He failed, however, to guide the Bears (5-11) across the goal line despite 11 plays from the 10-yard line or closer in the fourth quarter. The Vikings increased their lead to 16-7 when Mitchell Trubisky was penalized for intentional grounding in the end zone while under heavy pressure from defensive tackle Linval Joseph. Fox entered Sunday's game with a 14-33 record as head coach of the Bears.

If there were concerns raised on Sunday or by the last three games, it is that the Vikings haven't had to play a good team since they lost at Carolina on December 10, and haven't beaten a good team since they were in Atlanta on December 3.

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Trade, Transportation, and Utilities employment grew by 8,200 jobs, and Manufacturing industry jobs increased by 2,700 positions. Statewide, the not seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 5 percent, an increase of eight-tenths of 1 percent from 4.2 percent.

The Bears have struggled on offense and defense in their season finale against the Vikings, but special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers is going out with a bang. The Vikings secure a first-round bye with a win over the Bears, they can't relax at all, because the Carolina Panthers trail by just one game. Tarik Cohen and Benny Cunningham excel at catching the ball out of the backfield and will be tough match-ups for the Vikings' linebackers. Adam Thielen had six catches for 61 yards and finished with 91 receptions for 1,276 yards for the season, finishing seventh and ninth in team history.

The Vikings will be without two starting offensive lineman on Sunday: center Pat Elflein and left guard Nick Easton.