The Bears failed to capitalize on the momentum, however.
The only question heading into the last game of the year against the Chicago Bears is where the Vikings would be seeded in the NFL. They were penalized 10 times for 116 yards and went 1 for 14 on third and fourth down conversions.
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And the controlled development of Mitchell Trubisky, which fit with Fox's conservative coaching style, likely didn't help his chances to return. He leaped to his feet and veered left past the confused Vikings and untouched for the score. Tarik Cohen and Benny Cunningham excel at catching the ball out of the backfield and will be tough match-ups for the Vikings' linebackers.
Case Keenum threw for 189 yards, 65 going to Stefon Diggs and 61 to Adam Thielen, to go with a touchdown, caught by Diggs. Randy Moss and Cris Carter are the only ones ahead on either list. Berger started all 16 games there for the Vikings during the 2015 season. The Vikings have depth in rookie Danny Isidora, but could opt to move right tackle Mike Remmers to guard and insert Rashod Hill at right tackle.