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Vikings top Bears 31-17; future uncertain for head coach Mike Zimmer

Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is sacked by Minnesota Vikings defensive end D.J....
Chicago Bears quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is sacked by Minnesota Vikings defensive end D.J. Wonnum (98) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)(Bruce Kluckhohn | AP)
Published: Jan. 9, 2022 at 5:52 PM CST
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins passed for 172 yards and three touchdowns in the second half to lead a Minnesota Vikings comeback to beat the Chicago Bears 31-17. The matchup of two eliminated teams with a head coach in danger of being fired saw the Vikings outscore the Bears 28-3 in the second half.

Justin Jefferson caught the tying score and K.J. Osborn had the go-ahead touchdown for the Vikings. Darnell Mooney had 12 catches for 126 yards to pass the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the Bears.

The Vikings finished 8-9. The Bears went 6-11.

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