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Scoggins: Vikings unfit to make run at bruised Bears

Scoggins: Vikings unfit to make run at bruised Bears

startribune.com Updated Nov 25, 2012
The mess the Vikings made Sunday at Soldier Field was particularly alarming because they looked sloppy and lethargic coming off their bye on the road against a division opponent.
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  • Anemic offense, relenting defense, spotty special teams doom Vi…

    Anemic offense, relenting defense, spotty special teams doom Vikings

    startribune.com Nov 25, 2012
    In a game that could have vaulted them into first place, the mistake-prone Vikings were totally outclassed by a division opponent.
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  • Cabbing it to the stadium is day's first oops

    Cabbing it to the stadium is day's first oops

    startribune.com Nov 25, 2012
    Adrian Peterson's tardiness didn't go unnoticed by his head coach. Nor did his 108 yards atone for two fumbles.
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  • Hartman: Spaeth helps Bears get back to winning

    Hartman: Spaeth helps Bears get back to winning

    startribune.com Nov 25, 2012
    His TD against his hometown team helped Chicago end its two-game losing streak, at the Vikings' expense.
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  • Simpson: 'I was terrible' (3 drops, 1 receiving yard)

    Simpson: 'I was terrible' (3 drops, 1 receiving yard)

    startribune.com Nov 25, 2012
    The wide receiver's dismal day made for an even more forgettable first season with the Vikings.
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  • Briggs has ankle injury

    Briggs has ankle injury

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2012
    Half of the six Bears starters who were injured on Sunday have ankle injuries. Joining running back Matt Forte and cornerback Charles Tillman is linebacker Lance Briggs.  Per a league source, the walking boot with which Briggs was spotted walking after …
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  • Final gun report: Bears 28, Vikings 10

    Final gun report: Bears 28, Vikings 10

    Another trip to Chicago produced another frustrating day for the Vikings.
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  • Liquid Menace Stalks Official: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    Liquid Menace Stalks Official: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Nov 25, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from official Buddy Of The West Horton narrowly escaping certain death to Indianapolis cheerleaders remaining Chuckstrong. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Jared Allen: 'I thought it was a legal hit'

    Jared Allen: 'I thought it was a legal hit'

    ESPN.com Nov 25, 2012
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Greetings from MetLife Stadium, where it was 37 relatively chilly degrees as I weaved through tailgaters late Sunday afternoon. Before we turn our attention to the Green Bay Packers, let's add a footnote to the early game betwee…
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  • MRI coming for Chris Spencer, Lance Louis has MCL injury

    MRI coming for Chris Spencer, Lance Louis has MCL injury

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2012
    After Monday night’s loss to the 49ers, the Bear changed out 40 percent of their starting offensive line.  After Sunday’s win over the Vikings, there’s likely to be another 40-percent turnover. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that guard C
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  • Harrison Smith leaves with apparent concussion

    Harrison Smith leaves with apparent concussion

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2012
    A bad day for the Vikings could be getting worse. Starting safety Harrison Smith, a first-round pick who has been a difference maker for the Vikings this year, has exited with an apparent concussion. If it’s a concussion, Smith won’t be able to return
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  • Bears WR Hester leaves game with concussion

    Bears WR Hester leaves game with concussion

    ESPN.com Nov 25, 2012
    Chicago Bears receiver Devin Hester suffered a concussion in the first half of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings.
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  • The rout is on in Chicago

    The rout is on in Chicago

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2012
    The Bears are well on their way to turning things around.  The Vikings are well on their way to the first step of a late-season collapse. A Christian Ponder interception, coming with the Vikings already down 15, has been parlayed into a touchdown pass f…
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  • Adrian Peterson arrived at Soldier Field separate from team

    Adrian Peterson arrived at Soldier Field separate from team

    startribune.com ESPN.com Nov 25, 2012
    The Vikings running back took a cab to the stadium this morning.
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  • Bears' Cutler (concussion) gets start vs. Vikes

    Bears' Cutler (concussion) gets start vs. Vikes

    ESPN.com Nov 25, 2012
    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will start against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Soldier Field, the team announced through its website.
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  • Percy Harvin inactive against Bears

    Percy Harvin inactive against Bears

    startribune.com Nov 25, 2012
    The Vikings have released their inactive list for today's game in Chicago.
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  • Week 12 early inactives

    Week 12 early inactives

    profootballtalk.com Nov 25, 2012
    Every week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Vikings at Bears Vikings: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Per
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  • Countdown Live: Vikings-Bears

    Countdown Live: Vikings-Bears

    ESPN.com Nov 25, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the NFC North clash between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Vikings-Bears
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  • Vikings Insider: Last six games to show us a lot about Ponder

    Vikings Insider: Last six games to show us a lot about Ponder

    startribune.com Nov 25, 2012
    His coach and GM are solidly behind the quarterback. But he knows this stretch of games will be very telling for his future.
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  • Mike Tice: Older, grayer with a hint of purple

    Mike Tice: Older, grayer with a hint of purple

    startribune.com Nov 25, 2012
    The latest venture for former Vikings coach Mike Tice is running the Bears offense.
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Vikings-Bears Recap 01:53

    Sunday Blitz: Vikings-Bears Recap

    Nov 25
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Bears' 28-10 wiin over the Vikings
  • Video - Bears Bounce Back With Big Win 00:39

    Bears Bounce Back With Big Win

    Nov 25
    Jay Cutler threw for 188 yards and a touchdown after missing a game because of a concussion.
  • Video - Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears highlights 04:47

    Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears highlights

    Nov 25
    The Chicago Bears come up with a 28-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings and build on their comfortable lead atop the NFC North.
  • Video - Vikings postgame press conference 02:46

    Vikings postgame press conference

    Nov 25
    Vikings react following game with Bears

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    Nov 25
    With young talent and shrewd moves, the Bengals are getting it right, writes John Clayton.