Vikings Dominate Bears 38-10 to Close Out Season
The Minnesota Vikings (8-8) ended a disappointing season with a 38-10 win over the Chicago Bears (3-13) this afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. For the Vikings, the offseason starts tomorrow -- and there's plenty of questions to be answered and work to be done.
Since starting the season 5-0, the Vikings have only won three of their last eleven games -- becoming the first team in NFL history to become the last team to be undefeated in a regular season, and miss the playoffs.
Many NFL experts feel that Adrian Peterson has played his last game as a Viking. Other players who's future on the team remains uncertain include Shaun Hill, Chad Greenway, Captain Munnerlyn, Terrance Newman, Jarius Wright, and just about anyone on the offensive line. Also in question for next season: Will Teddy Bridgewater take a snap at quarterback?
Sam Bradford set a new NFL season record, completing 71.6% of his passes. The old record was held by Drew Brees (71.2% in 2011). Daunte Culpepper held the Vikings record with 69.2% back in 2004.
NFC North Standings
- Detroit Lions (9-5)
- Green Bay Packers (9-6)
- Minnesota Vikings (8-8)
- Chicago Bears (3-13)
The Lions and Packers are playing tonight for the NFC North Championship (and a home playoff game). Win or lose, they're both in.