Week 17 Ups and Downs: Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears

Oct 9 2017 Chicago IL USA Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky looks to pass against Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen in the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

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With the Bears trailing 14-0 and getting nowhere on offense, Rodgers pulled off another trick play on the Vikings - using a fake return by Tarik Cohen to spring Bryce Callahan for a 59-yard touchdown on a punt return in the second quarter.

Trubisky also took a safety in the second quarter on an intentional grounding call when Danielle Hunter and Linval Joseph closed in on a sack in the end zone and he side-armed a throw between the two pass rushers. Week 17 is a time when most franchises play their final game then look forward to next year, but the Minnesota Vikings have already ensured a spot in the postseason.

For the third consecutive season under Fox, the Bears are finishing in the basement in the NFC North division. It would be a major shock at this point if Fox did return to be the Bears' coach, and this 14-33 stretch with one game to go could be his last go-around as a head coach in the NFL.

The Minnesota Vikings defense forces Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to make crucial mistake causing safety. He leaped to his feet and veered left past the confused Vikings and untouched for the score. Diggs became the fastest player in Vikings history to reach 200 receptions, in 40 games. Joe Berger will move over to center from right guard and Jeremiah Sirles will replace Easton, who is out of the season.

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