Vikings returned to the Playoffs zone with a win over Chicago

The Minnesota Vikings maintained their postseason chances after beating the Bears 17-9, in a game full of errors and deliveries from the Matt nagy,

The Minnesota maintained their postseason chances after beating the 17-9, in a game full of errors and deliveries from the Matt nagy, which enlarge their crisis in the .

The sanctions, the general discipline problems, that was too much for them to overcome. Teez Tabor and Trevis Gipson were penalized for 15-yard penalties on a key Minnesota scoring drive in the third quarter.

Dalvin cook, who rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings’ 36-28 victory over Pittsburgh on Dec. 9, gained 89 rushing yards against the Bears. Jefferson finished with just four receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown. Kirk cousins he was 12 of 24 for 87 yards, the season low.

But despite defensive efforts, Chicago (4-10) got hurt repeatedly in his eighth loss in nine games.

Trailing 10-3 at halftime, the Bears ran out of points on the first possession of the second half.

The Vikings then put together a 77-yard 12-play drive that Cousins ​​finished off with a 7-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Ihmir Smith-Marsette.

It seemed as if the Bears stopped the Vikings twice before Smith-Marsette’s TD, only to be warned for costly penalties.

Poster against the Bears' HC at Soldier Field

First, Tabor was flagged for a low block on a curious call after he dropped to get to Cook at third and 18 at Minnesota 15. Then, Trevis Gipson was called for unnecessary rudeness after the Bears stopped Cook from a distance of two yards on the third down, deep into Chicago territory.

The Bears finished with nine penalties for 91 yards, compared to seven of 54 for the Vikings (7-7).

The Bears coach, Matt nagy, was reported for unsportsmanlike conduct in the first half after he was upset with a questionable unnecessary roughness penalty on safety Deon Bush, prolonging a Vikings drive that ended with a 37-yard field goal from Greg Joseph.