Vikings offensive line in flux heading into final week of season

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The Minnesota defense forced Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky into a safety in the second quarter when he intentionally grounded the ball in the end zone.

The Vikings haven't allowed the fewest yards in a season since 1993 or the fewest points in a season since 1971.

It marked the second time Callahan scored on the same trick play - but only the first time it counted.

After all, Newman played on the 2007 Dallas Cowboys team that was 13-3 and coming off a first-round bye when they were upset by the New York Giants in the divisional round.

If there were concerns raised on Sunday or by the last three games, it is that the Vikings haven't had to play a good team since they lost at Carolina on December 10, and haven't beaten a good team since they were in Atlanta on December 3.

"I don't know if it's a good thing or bad thing", he said. The offense went without a turnover for the second straight game.

The regular season finale has arrived for the NFL.

Keenum said 13-3 had "a nice ring to it".

Eagles' Nick Foles (rest) done for the day after one quarter
With one week left in 2017 NFL season, numerous league's elite team's have already chose to rest their starters for the playoffs. Both Jones, aside from trying to tackle Ezekiel Elliott on a 16-yard run in the second quarter, and Sudfeld actually played well.

"I think this is the first time in my career where you can officially say this game counts as more than one", Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph said.

In what could have been the final game for coach John Fox, who's 14-34 in three seasons, the Bears didn't cross midfield until the fourth quarter and totaled only 30 yards rushing. "This place is crazy-hard for people to play". Punter Pat O'Donnell threw a 38-yard pass to Benny Cunningham in the Bears' three-point home loss to the Vikings in Week 5.

"Defensively we have a lot of good players", Zimmer said.

Callahan, who had stood up, was the one who actually caught the ball, at the left hash, and slid to the ground. Jeremiah Sirles started at left guard for Nick Easton, who will miss the playoffs because of a broken ankle.

"It's a box that we checked", Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen said.

Despite the Sunday's win, there was a calm in the Vikings' locker room.

But knowing the road to the Super Bowl over the past four seasons started with a first-round bye, he wants to make sure the Vikings handle a hoped-for week off the right way.