The Minnesota Vikings escaped with a narrow 13-9 victory over the Chicago Bears, who ended their season with a disappointing 5-11 record.
The Minnesota Vikings finished their season on a high note with a 7-9 record after defeating the Chicago Bears, 13-9. The Bears fell to 5-11, which is last place in the NFC North.
Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 209 yards with one touchdown pass and an interception on 17-of-25 passing. Running back Matt Asiata had a solid performance with 91 rushing yards on 19 carries.
For the Bears, quarterback Jay Cutler struggled and reminded the team why he was benched as he was held to 172 yards with no scores on 23-of-36 passing.
Running back Matt Forte was held to 51 rushing yards on 17 carries, but he added eight receptions for 23 yards to reach a whopping 102 catches this season.
This breaks the record for catches in a single season by a running back, which was previously broken by Arizona Cardinals running back Larry Centers in 1995.
It remains to be seen whether Cutler and the Bears coaching staff will survive Black Monday after a colossal disappointment of a season.