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Pep talks spark Vikings victory over ChicagoMessages from veteran players, owners and coaches were an effective catalyst.Upvote Share TweetThe Vikings defeated the Chicago Bears 21-14 at home Sunday.Upvote Share TweetAll that concern about the quarterback became no issue when the Vikings were able to win by their preferred method, running the ball.Upvote Share TweetVikings owner Zygi Wilf and his brother, team president Mark Wilf, both backed Leslie Frazier.Upvote Share Tweet
Scoggins: 'Freshmen' make pair of plays that are game-changersThey may be rookies, but Josh Robinson and Harrison Smith have grown up quite a bit on the field.Upvote Share Tweet
Your Sunday Night Football Open ThreadDetroit at Green Bay (NBC) : Plenty of things to yak about during this game. For instance: the Packers started the day tied atop the NFC North with the Chicago Bears. With a win tonight they will be all alone after Chicago lost to the Vikings. Lose and …Upvote Share Tweet
Why Don't Players Use The League, Team Or Union-Provided Driving Services After A Night Out Drinking?Just about six months ago, the NFL had a particularly rough week with players being charged with driving while intoxicated. Lions DT Nick Fairley, Jacksonville wide receiver Justin Blackmon and Vikings fullback Jerome Felton were all charged with varyin…Upvote Share Tweet
The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF RoundupWe'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the double-bird field goal salute, Rex Ryan digesting a delicious meal and Lee Smith being eaten by Bills fans. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Upvote Share TweetMinnesota Vikings punter is known for being outspoken. He has been a vocal proponent of gay rights, and he often uses his Twitter account to stump for important causes. During the Vikings 21-14 win over the Bears, Kluwe used his uniform to push for anot…Upvote Share Tweet
Another fine coming for Everson Griffenprofootballtalk.com Dec 9, 2012As the Vikings hold on to a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter, Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen won’t be holding on to the full amount of his future game checks. Griffen, fined this week for a questionable roughing-the-passer call for a hit on PaUpvote Share Tweet
Pregame injury for Robbie GouldESPN.com Dec 9, 2012MINNEAPOLIS -- Here's an early injury report from the Metrodome: Chicago Bears place-kicker Robbie Gould suffered a calf injury during pregame warm-ups. As a result, punter Adam Podlesh took the opening kickoff. His kick hit at the Vikings' 2-yard line …Upvote Share TweetThe Vikings will host the Bears today. Kickoff is at noon.Upvote Share Tweet
Pregame amusement: 'Do the Cutler' dance videoUpload brings this to you from the Chicago Tribune web site. Can you bring these moves to the Metrodome?Upvote Share Tweet
Sunday Blitz: Bears-Vikings RecapDec 9Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Vikings' 21-14 win over the Bears
Vikings postgame press conferenceDec 9Vikings react following game with Bears
Peterson's Big Day Lifts VikingsDec 9Adrian Peterson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Vikings over the Bears 21-14.
Week 14: Adrian Peterson highlightsDec 9Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gashed the Chicago Bears' defense for 154 yards and two touchdowns to bring his streak to seven consecutive games of more than 100 rushing yards.
Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Sn…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a less-than-artistic Week 14 in the NFL.
Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays on playoff…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins became relevant again that moment in early March when they swung the blockbuster trade for the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 draft pick, making the Heisman-winning Robert Griffin III a dream come true in burgundy.