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Vikings beat Bears 31-17; futures uncertain for Nagy, Zimmer

Jan. 09, 2022 23:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had no interest in reflection, still stung by several narrow losses in his eighth year that kept his team out of the playoffs and rendered irrelevant this season-ending win over Chicago. Down the hall, Bears coach Matt Nagy was...

Vikings host Bears with no playoff stakes, coach uncertainty

Jan. 06, 2022 14:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (6-10) at MINNESOTA (7-9) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: Vikings by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Bears 6-10; Vikings 8-8. SERIES RECORD: Vikings lead 62-56-2. LAST MEETING:...

Vikings lose Cousins to COVID list before game vs. Packers

Dec. 31, 2021 17:27 PM EST

Kirk Cousins has never missed a game in the NFL to injury. His first unplanned absence, due to COVID-19, could not have come at a worse time for the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings placed their starting quarterback on the COVID-19 reserve list Friday, two days before...

Bears, Giants looking toward future late in difficult season

Dec. 31, 2021 17:05 PM EST

NEW YORK GIANTS (4-11) at CHICAGO (5-10) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS. BETTING LINE: Bears by 6, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Giants 6-9; Bears 5-9-1. SERIES RECORD: Bears lead 35-24-2. LAST MEETING:...

Bears' Nagy assumes decision on his fate comes after season

Dec. 27, 2021 18:47 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Matt Nagy is operating as though he’ll be the Chicago Bears' head coach at least through the end of this season. It’s an assumption much easier to make, even with a 5-10 record, considering the way the Bears rallied under difficult conditions in...

With playoff hopes nearly dashed, Seahawks host Bears

Dec. 24, 2021 15:51 PM EST

CHICAGO (4-10) at SEATTLE (5-9) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EST, Fox. OPENING LINE: Seahawks by 6 1/2 according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Bears 4-9-1; Seahawks 7-7. SERIES RECORD: Seahawks lead 11-7. LAST MEETING:...

Key Bears players search for meaning in 4-10 season

Dec. 23, 2021 17:38 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears close out a 4-10 season without much meaning in the final three games for many players. Younger starters such as quarterback Justin Fields and Darnell Mooney have no problem finding purpose. The offensive future is all about young players...

Bears pursue Justin Fields' improvement in final three games

Dec. 21, 2021 20:10 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears were eliminated from the playoffs with Monday night’s 17-9 defeat to the Minnesota Vikings, leaving only three games before the coaching regime of Matt Nagy could be judged. In the meantime, they continue with games against Seattle, the...

Hard-to-figure Vikings still trudging ahead in playoff chase

Dec. 21, 2021 19:06 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings remain a perplexing team to evaluate, now 14 games into this variety-pack season of late collapses, steely finishes and everything in between. They've managed to both dominate and self-destruct in every facet of offense and defense over the...

Cousins throws for 2 touchdowns as Vikings beat Bears 17-9

Dec. 21, 2021 01:10 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have little margin for error and plenty of room to improve as they try to secure a playoff spot. Not that Kirk Cousins needed a reminder. Or, for that matter, coach Mike Zimmer. Cousins threw two touchdown passes, and Minnesota...