Bears vs. Vikings: Live Blog and Twitter Reactions


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Bears hope to stay alive in the playoff fight (Bob Donnan - USA Today Sports)
Bears hope to stay alive in the playoff fight (Bob Donnan - USA Today Sports)

SUNDAY, DEC. 20 • 12 P.M. CT

U.S. STADIUM: Minneapolis, MN

TELEVISION: FOX

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colelittle7®
4:07 PM
Bears survive! Hail Mary picked off in the end zone. Great win for the Bears. Bears' defense came up clutch late. 3rd straight solid offensive performance by Chicago.

FINAL: Bears 33, Vikings 27
colelittle7®
3:59 PM
42-yarder by Santos is good. Bears closing in on an impressive road win.

4Q, 0:56: Bears 33, Vikings 27
colelittle7®
3:54 PM
Great job by the Bears' defense! Cook stuffed on 3rd & 1. Cousins then pressured on 4th down. Desperation pass falls incomplete.

4Q, 1:49: Bears 30, Vikings 27
colelittle7®
3:49 PM
Trubisky commits his 1st big mistake of the day. Risky throw into the back of the end zone on 3rd & goal. Picked off by Dantzler.

4Q, 2:34: Bears 30, Vikings 27
colelittle7®
3:36 PM
Vikings' Conklin catches a pass & rumbles his way into the end zone for a 20-yard score.

4Q, 8:05: Bears 30, Vikings 27
colelittle7®
3:25 PM
Both teams trade FGs. Vikings' failures to take advantage of goal-to-go opportunities looming large.

4Q, 13:33: Bears 30, Vikings 20
colelittle7®
3:06 PM
Montgomery powers it into the end zone from 14 yards out. Great running on display from both starting RBs today.

3Q, 5:30: Bears 27, Vikings 17
colelittle7®
2:52 PM
Vikings drive it down Bears' throats to open 2nd half. Bears struggling to contain Cook, who scores from 1 yard out.

3Q, 10:54: Bears 20, Vikings 17
colelittle7®
2:32 PM
Vikings will get the ball to start the 2nd half. Dropped TD pass might cost Minnesota in the end.

HALFTIME: Bears 20, Vikings 10
colelittle7®
2:29 PM
Vikings' Smith drops a TD pass on 3rd down. Vikings cap off 12-play drive with a short FG by Bailey.

2Q, 0:26: Bears 20, Vikings 10
colelittle7®
2:14 PM
Vikings hold Bears to a 35-yard FG after pass broken up on 3rd down.

2Q, 3:34: Bears 20, Vikings 7
colelittle7®
2:07 PM
Cook stuffed on 4th-down run in Vikings territory. Bears take over at the 34.

2Q, 5:47: Bears 17, Vikings 7
colelittle7®
2:06 PM
Great play by Duke Shelley to stop Cousins short of the line to gain. Flag thrown but picked up. 4th & short now.

2Q, 5:52: Bears 17, Vikings 7
colelittle7®
2:03 PM
Pass from Cousins tipped at the line. Nearly picked off.

2Q, 6:14: Bears 17, Vikings 7
colelittle7®
1:58 PM
Montgomery runs up the gut after a couple of timeouts & scores with ease. Bears take a 2-possession lead.

2Q, 6:46: Bears 17, Vikings 7
colelittle7®
1:55 PM
Odd play clock situation leads to delay of game on 1st & goal. Bears not pleased. Potential error by the refs. It's now 3rd & goal at the 1.

2Q, 6:50: Bears 10, Vikings 7
colelittle7®
1:53 PM
Trubisky barrels toward the goal line on 3rd & 2. Hit hard by defenders. Fights for yardage. Comes up short on TD. Great effort on the play.

2Q, 8:21: Bears 10, Vikings 7
colelittle7®
1:50 PM
2 straight measurements. QB sneak by Trubisky picks up 1st down on 3rd & short.

2Q, 10:16: Bears 10, Vikings 7
colelittle7®
1:44 PM
16-yard completion to Graham. Trubisky's been solid so far.

2Q, 13:06: Bears 10, Vikings 7
colelittle7®
1:34 PM
Santos 42-yard FG caps off 51-yard drive.

1Q, 1:20: Bears 10, Vikings 7
colelittle7®
1:25 PM
Quick TD drive by the Vikings. Thielen wide open in the end zone for a 3-yard score.

1Q, 4:46: Bears 7, Vikings 7
colelittle7®
1:19 PM
Catch upheld. Mooney then catches a short pass & races 8 yards for a score.

1Q, 9:01: Bears 7, Vikings 0
colelittle7®
1:15 PM
Robinson catches a deep ball. Zimmer challenges the catch.

1Q, 9:50: Bears 0, Vikings 0
colelittle7®
1:13 PM
Montgomery picks up 19 yards on the ground for a big carry.

1Q, 11:08: Bears 0, Vikings 0
colelittle7®
1:09 PM
Bears force a punt. Cousins sacked on the possession. 2 3 & outs to start the game.

1Q, 11:18: Bears 0, Vikings 0
colelittle7®
1:07 PM
No opening-drive magic for the Bears. Trubisky sacked on 3rd down. 3 & out after solid return by Patterson.

1Q, 13:11: Bears 0, Vikings 0
colelittle7®
12:56 PM
Chicago Bears (6-7) @ Minnesota Vikings (6-7)

Noon CST at U.S. Bank Stadium

Week 15 matchup. Important game in the NFC Wild Card race. Bears' offense has been much-improved since the 1st meeting vs. the Vikings.
cucubbie®
12:44 PM
Trubisky being a leader during pregame:

https://twitter.com/ChicagoBears/status/1340709910343004171
cucubbie®
12:44 PM
Patterson showing some love to Kirby Puckett:

https://twitter.com/ChicagoBears/status/1340704286184005635
cucubbie®
12:43 PM
ESPN FPI Playoff odds:

Minnesota's playoff chances: Win: 32%, Loss 4%

Chicago's playoff chances: Win 35%, Loss 2%
cucubbie®
12:43 PM
Bears uniforms for today's game against the Vikings:

https://twitter.com/ChicagoBears/status/1340679481594441739
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