Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs grabs a touchdown in the third quarter to put the Vikings up 23-7. 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 Bears defense has been improving all season and they rank eigth in the NFL in total yards allowed per game, and are tied for seventh in the league with 40 sacks this season. Latavius Murray turned in another strong game of power running, scoring the Vikings' first two touchdowns.
"There's a lot that we have in store as an offense, I think we can play a lot better", Thielen added. "They understand the system and what their responsibility is, and they play very, very hard", coach Mike Zimmer said. The Vikings have beaten the Saints and Rams at home this season and lost to the Panthers by a touchdown on the road.More news: Erica Garner, Activist Daughter Of Eric Garner, Dies At 27
Nose tackle Linval Joseph, and likely most of his defensive teammates, aren't too interested in any talk short of the Vikings' first-ever Super Bowl championship. "They have to come to U.S. Bank Stadium". Berger started all 16 games there for the Vikings during the 2015 season.
"We're excited to play at home", Vikings quarterback Case Keenum said.
"We wanted to finish this season off right", Murray said.More news: IDF Retaliates After Gaza Rocket Hits Kibbutz Sha'ar HaNegev
"This place is insane hard for teams to come in and play, especially with our defense".
All four players who have experienced a first-round bye said rest at the end of a grinding season is the most important part of a week off. While the offense has been productive, the defense has led the charge for the Vikings. "Teams obviously know what we do and do well, that's why we have to go back to work this next week and refine the things that we've done and make sure we take a good look at ourselves as an offense and how we can attack this postseason run".
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Despite the Sunday's win, there was a calm in the Vikings' locker room.