Bears likely ousting John Fox at end of season, report says

Bears likely ousting John Fox at end of season, report says

On the other hand, the Vikings with a win can guarantee themselves a bye in the first round of the playoffs, a home game in the divisional round, and they could play the NFC title game at home should the Eagles lose in the divisional round. Entering Sunday's finale, the Bears are just 14-33 in the John Fox Era. The Vikings need to get out to an early lead and mix in some depth players in Sunday's game.

As the Vikings prepared for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears at noon, there was a relaxed confidence around Winter Park this week - the kind that typically follows a team that knows what it wants and how to go get it.

Right guard Joe Berger is expected slide over to start at center, opening up the possibility of right tackle Mike Remmers shifting inside to guard and Rashod Hill starting at right tackle. Look for Jerick McKinnon to have a key role in the game on screen plays and runs that are not in Latavius Murray's north-and-south running arsenal. Jordan Howard is leading the offense with 1,113 rushing yards and nine scores. Minnesota has shut down opposing backs coming out of the backfield all season long, so Cohen will present another test in that regard.

Chicago's leading wide receiver is Kendall Wright, who has 54 catches for 585 yards and one touchdown. Kendricks also leads the team in assisted tackles with 46. Between injuries and a lackluster roster, it's been a tough season to say the least.

Despite the lack of weapons, QB Mitchell Trubisky has put together a solid rookie season since making his National Football League debut against the Vikings in week five. Since then, he's completed 61 percent of his passes for 1,887 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions.

The Vikings were up 3-2 in Chicago when they turned to Keenum just before halftime, and it was only when the offense began to coalesce around the quarterback that Minnesota avoided what could have been a costly loss.

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