Cornerback Xavier Rhodes among Vikings' inactives against the Bears

Cornerback Xavier Rhodes among Vikings' inactives against the Bears

Cornerback Xavier Rhodes among Vikings' inactives against the Bears

After playing what seemed like six straight win and get in type games, the Birds 24-0 win over the Washington Redskins, combined with the Minnesota Vikings' loss to the Chicago Bears cemented a Wildcard trip to the Windy City. The crowd erupted when word spread that the Bears had scored, giving Chicago a 21-10 lead.

The only problem for the Eagles is that, depending on how the Los Angeles Rams are doing against the San Francisco 49ers, the Bears might not have much motivation to win, seeing as though a Rams win would prevent Chicago from gaining a first-round bye.

Eagles: Play at Chicago in a wild-card game next weekend.

In 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium, the Vikings wrapped up their first of two years outside during the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium with a win over the Bears that determined they'd finish third in the NFC North and not fourth.

After spending the majority of the last two decades trying to keep up with Green Bay, the Vikings have overtaken the Packers only to have their other primary rival the Bears surge to the top of the division.

Nagy declared, on more than one occasion throughout the week, the Bears were not content to simply go through the motions just because they had already locked up - at a minimum - the No. 3 seed. Their long-shot scenario is starting the postseason in Los Angeles, if they lose to the Bears and the Rams and Eagles lose, too.

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Foles also threw one interception.

Of course, on paper, the Vikings would have been the easiest team for the Bears to play in the first round. Mitchell Trubisky completed 18 of his 26 passes for 163 yards for Chicago. Minnesota was a colossal bust in 2018, a team that was favored to reach the Super Bowl in the preseason.

More importantly: The Bears move on to the playoffs having won nine of their last 10 games.

"For us, playoffs have already started", Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said.

The Bears beat a team they were supposed to beat. To nab the final spot in the NFC playoff picture, the Vikings will have to beat the Bears or have the Eagles lose to the Redskins.

But there is nothing to suggest the Bears won't be up to the challenge.

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