Vikings Close Season with Win Over Bears
The Vikings rallied from a 14-3 halftime deficit to the Chicago Bears Sunday to win 31-17 at U.S. Bank Stadium to close the season 8-9. Kirk Cousins threw for 250 yards and 3 touchdowns without an interception. Justin Jefferson led the team with 5 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. Jefferson set the NFL record for most catches in a player's first two seasons of his career. He finished just 17 yards from establishing a new Vikings' single-season record for receiving yards. Dalvin Cook ran for 79 yards.
Patrick Peterson intercepted an Andy Dalton pass in the 4th quarter and returned it for a touchdown. The Vikings were eliminated from playoff contention last week with a 37-10 loss at Green Bay.