Bears eliminate Vikings, will host Eagles next weekend

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The Bears will host the Super Bowl-champion Eagles in the first round of the playoffs in wild card weekend.

Chicago went to Minnesota and put a beating on the Vikings today, dominating the game throughout and winning 24-10. That, combined with the Eagles’ win, knocked the Vikings out of the playoffs.

And that means the Bears will be the No. 3 seed in the NFC and the Eagles will be the No. 6 seed. They’ll meet in what should be a very good playoff game at Soldier Field.

As for the Vikings, today’s loss concludes a big disappointment of a first season with Kirk Cousins as the starting quarterback. Cousins couldn’t get anything going today against the excellent Bears defense, and he certainly didn’t look like the kind of quarterback you’d want to guarantee $84 million. Cousins’ contract means the Vikings are married to him as their starting quarterback going forward, but they need him to be better if they’re going to be title contenders.

As for the Bears, they are absolutely title contenders. With their defense, they’re going to be a tough team for anyone to beat in January. But the Eagles know something about winning in January. They should have a great game next week.

187 responses to “Bears eliminate Vikings, will host Eagles next weekend

  1. Alan Light, are the Vikings still the team to beat?

    Asking for a friend.

    I mean, all they needed was a better QB for the Dynasty.

    Well, they got him.

    How is the dynasty working?

  2. First the Bears vanquish the Packers (nice showing today, Pack) and now the Vikes. Both fans bases should kindly refrain from commenting from here on out for the season.

  3. Kirk Cousins losing a pivotal must-win game? Who could have seen that coming? Well, other than anyone who actually watched him play the last few years. But don’t worry Vikings fans, his regular season stat line looks great on paper as usual. That’s why he deserved that ridiculous contract, right?

  4. What a disappointing season. The offensive line and kicking game need a lot of improvement. Cousins was great at times and looked inept at others. The defense also played a lot worse than their statistical ranking for parts of every game. This one stings. Still bleed purple though. One last complaint before I log out and re-log back in under my off-season burner account… Buck and Aikman called like 9 Vikes games this year. I think that’s a little unfair to those of us who have to watch.

  5. They should have benched the starters the moment the Rams went up 2 TDs and let Minnesota win. Then demolish them next week. Instead they welcome a hot Philly team and a QB no one wants to play against.

  6. This is all Norv Turner’s, Pat Schurmur’s John DeFilippo’s, and Kevin Stefanski’s fault. They’re the ones to blame. Do not look at the man behind the curtain.

  7. I love it. The skol trolls get their just desserts as the Minnesota Chokings remain ringless for the 58th straight year of their futile existance. Couldn’t be happier for those jerks.

  8. Great job GM Speilman. Gave $84 Million to a guy who could not win a big game if his life depended on it he like 5 and 26 against teams with winning records. Did any one realize before he was signed he has been under 500 his whole career?

  9. You can tell the people that actually watch football. Anyone that watches football knows the Vikings OL sucks. Zimmer isnt the problem, but if Spielman doesn’t take guards with their 1st 2 picks he needs to go. No QB is good with a trash OL.

  10. Not surprised by this, a win would only have delayed the enevitable at Soldier Field. After 16 games you are what your record says you are, congratulations to the Bears and good luck in the play-offs.

  11. I’m a Vikings fan and of course I wanted them in the playoffs but honestly this team (Cousins) wasn’t good enough to compete against the nfc elite. Cousins needs to learn how to play in big games or his contact will seem like an eternity… This was a very forgettable season

  12. Congratulations to the Bears!! I am super glad they won the division and then eliminated the Vikings!!! It was a great day for all Bears fans and for us Packers fans, too!
    Vikings fans — once again, you boasted way back in September about how great Kirk Cousins and your defense was, and once again, they failed every time they needed to win big games.
    I will remind all you Vikings fans once again as I do every year — they do not hand out the Lombardi Trophy in September.
    So — now you can watch the playoffs on tv just like us Packers fans, whom you gave it to all year. It’s okay though, because we all knew we’d have the last laugh.
    Another year in the NFL and the same old story — the Vikings still have zero championships!!!!!!!
    I am rooting for the Bears to win it all by the way. I like what their coach did and love the way they play. So good luck Bears and I hope you can keep the Lombardi Trophy in the NFC North where it belongs. And if you win, please stop in Minnesota on your way home from the Super Bowl and show the Vikings fan what a Lombardi Trophy looks like, okay? Because they’ve only seen the ones which are in Lambeau and Chicago!!!!
    Happy New Year Vikings fans!!!!!!!! Ha Ha Ha Ha !!!!!!

  13. Barneys assured us all offseason, preseason,and regular season that the only thing they were missing was a franchise QB. He would assure them of being the greatest dynasty in NFL history. So what happened? Like the Packers, a big pfffftttt. Oh, and a higher draft pick.

  14. The Bears were better on both sides of the ball – hats off to them. It’s frustrating watching Cousins running for his life or having to throw quick passes. Yes he did not have a good game as well but we are not going anywhere if we don’t address this O-Line! Our QB, receivers, running backs, defense (for the most part) are good enough to go deep in the playoffs but without an O-Line that holds up at every position, it ain’t happening,

  15. I just don’t get it. Vikings fans assured everyone that the Season was just a formality and the Vikings were going to be Super bowl champs.

    So much drama on the sidelines and it looks like you paid $84 million for a guy that blows.

  16. Bwahahahha Vikings joining the cheeseheads on the couch this post season. How’s that Kurt Cousins season and deal look now? #SkOL another year and still no Superbowl!

  17. Vaunted defense chokes again in a must win game. So called dynasty over after 1 year. I VIKE THAT!

  18. Congrats Bears.

    Cousins getting a lot of blame but the Vikings defense and offensive lines were crap today. One would have to ask how hot Zimmers seat is getting. He has shown now twice in two years that his team comes into huge games and play like garbage. He knows X’s and O’s but not how to get his players to play with the intensity that they should. I’m guessing he’ll get one more year.

  19. Congrats to the bears and their fans….. we choked and if we don’t draft 2 or 3 O -line man then changes are needed at the top… packer fans are trolling the Vikings after they had a 31-donut put on them. Give me a break.

  20. If I’m the Bears was there a point in this game where you maybe considered just letting Minnesota win so you could play that dumpster fire again next week instead of the suddenly hot Eagles? Just saying.

  21. Thank goodness for those world class training facilities. Alan Light? Codylaws? Anything? Horrific season by what we were told was the deepest most talented roster in the NFL. Simple as that.

  22. Another embarrassing season-ending loss. I thought we could at least score on the Bear’s second string defense. Well at least Cousins broke 100 yards passing. and we have two more years of Cousins.

  23. All of these people fearing Philly haven’t seen the Bears play. I doubt the Eagles can match up physically. Vikings/Eagles? I don’t think it makes much of a difference in Chicago.

  24. Congrats to the Bears’ organization. Congrats to the Eagles’ organization. Both are first-class NFL legacy teams.

    They have a history and a tradition. Couldn’t be happier than I am for the Bears organization.

  25. What. Captain Kirk couldn’t win a must game to make it to the playoffs. Wow, if you’re a QB in the NFL you own this league, even if you’re a sorry sack!

  26. You know why you can pay a quarterback $84 million dollars???

    Because you will never need to spend it on a Trophy Case, Lol.

  27. Think the Bear’s should have talked to avoid the Eagles?
    Please. Files is nicked up, and the Bear’s fear no one anyway.
    Sure is easy to tell who the bandwagon fans are.
    True fans realize anybody, repeat anybody who faces the Bear’s has a mountain to climb.

  28. kevines255 says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:31 pm
    You know 75% of the comments here are Packers fans. Where your team at?
    ==

    Why wouldn’t Packers fans comment? They listened to Vikings point out for weeks that they weren’t going to the playoffs. Now your team will be sitting at home with them.
    If you’re going to dish it out then you’d better be able to take it when your team chokes.

  29. lenthevikesfan says:
    One last complaint before I log out and re-log back in under my off-season burner account… Buck and Aikman called like 9 Vikes games this year. I think that’s a little unfair to those of us who have to watch.

    Good news for you len. That is FOX’s number one crew and normally call the best game of the week. I don’t think you have to worry about that next year.

  30. HOW much money has “kirk” sucked outta washington ?
    how much money has “kirk” sucked outta the vikes?
    i’d say about $300 mil.

    HOW MANY more mil has he made ‘on the side ‘
    BYE THROWING GAMES

  31. as a vikings fan, i just have to say: fire zimmer. fire spielman. CUT COUSINS and to heck with the dead money hit that will be massive. Cousins literally makes me ill when I see him trot out to the huddle. it is spielmans JOB to evaluate QB play. HOW DO YOU NOT SEE HOW AWFUL THIS GUY IS!?!?!

    The defense ONCE AGAIN failed when they needed them. I’m so sick and tired of this idea that the vikings have a good defense! they do not! i don’t care what stats say, they always get steam rolled by average or better offensive lines. today was no different. griffen, joseph, harrsion smith, anthony barr, xavier rhodes: all old and slow! and all overrated!

    What a disgraceful football team. normally i’d post about what they need to do to get better, but I have lost all faith in this team. they have no future. they will be a trash football team for atleast 2 more seasons because they have this idiot QB, then need to completely rebuild.

    zimmer is a moron and should be fired. he keeps blaming the coordinators. HE IS THE PROBLEM! that vikings team was completely uninspired to play today and it showed. FIRE ZIMMER!

    congrats to the Bears. looks like they have a very good coach. hopefully they aren’t a 1 year flash in the pants. I would rather they dominate the division for the next 10 years than the packers. the vikings are going back to the dumpster. fine with me.

  32. I didn’t think the eagles could stick it to the Vikings any more after embarrassing them and then celebrating as super bowl champions on their field & in their city but to my delight, I have been proven wrong. Another epic choke job and the eagles end up on top when it counts. SKOL!! SKOL!!!SKOL!!!!!!!

  33. This is awesome. Every year we hear how great the Vikings are (from both the media and their clueless fans) and every year they choke. Zimmer is a horrible coach and I hope he’s in MN for a very long time. Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

  34. Funny how packer fans are so happy.
    You finished worse than the Vikings for the second straight year.
    87 years of failure.

    I warned my fellow Vikings fans that Cousins was a total waste.
    And Zimmer can’t win a big game.

  35. kevines255 says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:31 pm
    You know 75% of the comments here are Packers fans. Where your team at?
    ==

    Why wouldn’t Packers fans comment? They listened to Vikings point out for weeks that they weren’t going to the playoffs. Now your team will be sitting at home with them.
    If you’re going to dish it out then you’d better be able to take it when your team chokes.

    Here we are, Both our teams know how to Choke. Actually looking forward to a whole new coaching staff with new ideas and schemes. How about you. what are you looking forward to this offseason? In the end, it’s a game, only 1 teams wins it all and 9 months from now we will all be back being fans of our team supporting them thinking they are the best because that’s what we are supposed to do. For both of our teams I think we have our hands full with the Bears for years to come.

  36. thetruthisn’tbasedonyouropinion says:
    December 30, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Vikings win this week against the Bears in a Rout and Repeat it a Week Later in another rout. VIKINGS > bears.

    ___________________

    Bears 11-4
    Viking 8-6-1

    Bears beat the Vikings on Nov 18th and the Bears are division Champs.

    TheFACTSsting!

    ____________________________

    Where is the guy? LOL!

  37. I am celebrating a fitting end to both the Vikings and Packers seasons, just for the horrible fans of both teams on this site!!

    Where are both teams’ trolls right now??

    🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗

  38. Props to the Bears and fans. Most complete and well-coached team in the NFC North and you will represent the Norris Division well. Now enjoy the win and season tonight and send the Eagles packing next weekend.

  39. Vikings what the hell I was counting on you to keep Michael Bennett out of the playoffs so this Seahawks fan could laugh at him and Sherman but NO…just Sherman. Which is fine.

    Cmon bears take care of that business.

  40. There have been four critical games in the Zimmer Era. The blew three of them (Seahawks game a couple of years ago, Eagles last year, Bears this year). They did manage to beat the Saints last year, but it took a miricle play. Zimmer has no idea how to motivate his team in critical games.

  41. minneanderthals says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:27 pm
    Alan Light….are the Vikings still the team to beat in the division?

    All you needed was a QB for your pending dynasty. You got him. How is the dynasty coming along?

    __________________________________

    It’s funny you should draw attention to the Vikings QB situation. The Packers have had 2 first ballot HOF QB’s behind centre for over 25 years. In most people’s opinion in the top 10 of all time at the position. And you’re happy with what the Packers achieved with that talent? ….Really?

  42. I will remind all you Vikings fans once again as I do every year — they do not hand out the Lombardi Trophy in September.
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    Then why do packer fans brag about winning a Super Bowl every summer ny neal?

  43. The bickering between millennial fans of the Vikings and Packers is disappointing. Vikings probably have more hope, but look at Detroit. Very underachieving, very talented, particularly on defense.

  44. Carroll Prescott says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:48 pm
    The Philthy team is going to get a rude awakening.

    The Bears have a defense.

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    Heard this last year when the Vikings came to town. What was that score again

  45. football2011 says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:55 pm
    There have been four critical games in the Zimmer Era. The blew three of them (Seahawks game a couple of years ago, Eagles last year, Bears this year). They did manage to beat the Saints last year, but it took a miricle play. Zimmer has no idea how to motivate his team in critical games.
    ———
    Agreed.
    Although the missed FG against Seattle isn’t on Zimmer, everything else is. He is clueless on how to get his team to play when it counts.

  46. It’s also funny that so many Packer fans are celebrating the Bears victory. I always thought the big rivalry with the Packers was with the Bears, the fans haven’t been shy in the past with telling us that. Guess we all know the truth now.

  47. derp363 says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:41 pm
    as a vikings fan, i just have to say: fire zimmer. fire spielman. CUT COUSINS and to heck with the dead money hit that will be massive. Cousins literally makes me ill when I see him trot out to the huddle. it is spielmans JOB to evaluate QB play. HOW DO YOU NOT SEE HOW AWFUL THIS GUY IS!?!?!

    The defense ONCE AGAIN failed when they needed them. I’m so sick and tired of this idea that the vikings have a good defense! they do not! i don’t care what stats say, they always get steam rolled by average or better offensive lines. today was no different. griffen, joseph, harrsion smith, anthony barr, xavier rhodes: all old and slow! and all overrated!

    What a disgraceful football team. normally i’d post about what they need to do to get better, but I have lost all faith in this team. they have no future. they will be a trash football team for atleast 2 more seasons because they have this idiot QB, then need to completely rebuild.

    zimmer is a moron and should be fired. he keeps blaming the coordinators. HE IS THE PROBLEM! that vikings team was completely uninspired to play today and it showed. FIRE ZIMMER!

    congrats to the Bears. looks like they have a very good coach. hopefully they aren’t a 1 year flash in the pants. I would rather they dominate the division for the next 10 years than the packers. the vikings are going back to the dumpster. fine with me.

    WOW , AND YOU CALL YOURSELF A VIKES FAN

    DUDE , the defence is what held us, the ” money grabber qb” is what let us down ,
    IF you watched the game , YOU’D have seen ‘DIGGS,THIELIEN” yelling at cousins.
    my money says “cousins ” made more money on the side
    BY THROWING THE GAME

  48. Merry Christmas to the Viking haters. Even if you have to make up fake claims from “Viking fans” to make your point. Any true Viking fan has known all season that the team did not do nearly enough on the OL for them to have any true Super Bowl hopes. If Spielman doesn’t do something outside of retreads and late round picks, he should be out. They could also use more depth on defense as well, but losing Hughes and missing Rhodes didn’t help them down the stretch.

    Beyond that, why does every comment I make always get “waiting for moderation”, and then 3/4 never make it to show up, while we see 2 or 3 of the same, exact comment from some folks?

  49. Big game and Cousins comes up small? Really? How could that happen? The Vikings guaranteed 84 million to a guy to find out what everyone knows; Cousins don’t deliver in the big moment. Please give him a raise.

  50. Vikings fan in Philly. I hope the Eagles knock da Bears out of the playoffs. Not because I dislike da Bears or even like the Eagles, I dont, but because da Bears would have been better off hosting the Vikings and they know it.

  51. Oh Minnesooooooota I feel bad for you guys gettin pounded tonight, let it be a lesson, keep your mouths shut during the regular season until you’ve CLINCHED a playoff spot until then…….. S K O L! hee hee hee, and still ZERO Championships!

    Sincerely,
    Packers Nation! (13 Time World Champions)

  52. Lmao at all the cheesecakes laughing at the 84 million dollar man. I agree cousins is not worth 84 million for three years I think It is, but China doll Rodgers is making alot more than that and look where the packets are. They are worse than the vikings. Rodgers stinks as bad as cousins and got an even bigger contract that he’s not worth. Vikings and packets are in the same boat, both have garbage qbs with team crippling contracts. Atleast the vikings have a good team that can compete for the division next year. Can’t say the same about the packers high school team and their old and fragile diva qb making 80 million this year!!140 million dollars down the toilet and nothing in return for the next few years until Rodgers retires or gets cut.

  53. Have any of you people been to GB? I think it’s rather funny that Minny fans have such an inferiority complex.

  54. Beyond that, why does every comment I make always get “waiting for moderation”, and then 3/4 never make it to show up, while we see 2 or 3 of the same, exact comment from some folks?
    >>>><<<<<<<<
    Agreed Twin. Happens to me to, and I have nothing but nice things to say to friend and foe alike.

  55. scottishvike says:
    December 30, 2018 at 8:01 pm
    It’s also funny that so many Packer fans are celebrating the Bears victory. I always thought the big rivalry with the Packers was with the Bears, the fans haven’t been shy in the past with telling us that. Guess we all know the truth now.
    ======================================
    There’s a distinction between being rivals, whom fans respect for their sportsmanship, and a team in your division you hate that demands zero respect.

  56. Congrats to the Bears from this Packers fan. Defense travels, should be a heck of a post season for Chicago.

    Cousins didn’t handle the pressure very well, balls behind recievers on critical downs, arguing with his best playmaker on the sideline.

    His record to date doesn’t really make this much of a surprise. The Vikings Oline is a disaster but when you guarantee a QB that kind of money (they are all overpaid) he needs to elevate his play.

  57. Philly fans commenting are typical east cast bs. Bears defense will destroy anyone at Soldier next week, let alone Philly. Dog food.

  58. from chest thumping to head scratching. lmao. where are you guys?

    “I think the Vikings tattoo the Bears on Sunday & the Seahawks and Eagles both loose.”

    loose? as in skoloosers? lol.

  59. Packer fans are happy the Bears won because of the Vikings fans on this site. Plain and simple. Vikings beat one team with a winning record all season yet wouldn’t shut up for one second.

  60. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha 58 years of futility. Well at least you won another off season championship Viking fans, Please sign Zimmer and Spielman to long term deals now. It is going to be an exciting post season but the Viquens will be home watching. SKOLOL Go Hawks!

  61. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    December 30, 2018 at 8:06 pm
    Lmao at all the cheesecakes laughing at the 84 million dollar man. I agree cousins is not worth 84 million for three years I think It is, but China doll Rodgers is making alot more than that and look where the packets are. They are worse than the vikings. Rodgers stinks as bad as cousins and got an even bigger contract that he’s not worth. Vikings and packets are in the same boat, both have garbage qbs with team crippling contracts. Atleast the vikings have a good team that can compete for the division next year. Can’t say the same about the packers high school team and their old and fragile diva qb making 80 million this year!!140 million dollars down the toilet and nothing in return for the next few years until Rodgers retires or gets cut.

    You left one thing out, your Queens have ZERO Championships & even if Rodgers retired tomorrow his career would end with ONE ring while the queens will NEVER have one. Bye bye

  62. To Vikings fans: I told you so. Mediocre QB who is great at padding stats (which aren’t awesome anyway) but has pretty much never carried anyone anywhere. But you just had to have him. Even after Case got you to the NFCCG last year. Not arguing he was the answer either. But Cousins never was.

    Have fun sitting on the couch during the playoffs. SKOL!

  63. It is unfair to place all the blame on Kirk Cousins. Terrible offensive line, terrible coaching, terrible management, on where was the terrific defense today and in the NFC championship game? The Viking management offered Cousins that huge guaranteed contract last year, maybe they should come out from hiding and accept some responsibility. Looks like Kevin Stefanski will take the heat for this one-not Zimmer.

  64. It’s also funny that so many Packer fans are celebrating the Bears victory. I always thought the big rivalry with the Packers was with the Bears, the fans haven’t been shy in the past with telling us that. Guess we all know the truth now.
    ——
    Let me help clear this up for you. Bears fans don’t make up multiple usernames and troll our comment sections to the point where no Packer fan wants to read them. You reap what you sow.

  65. I remember that at the start of the season, I wrote on this very site that that i was “hopefully optimistic” about my Saints chances this season. There were a number of Vikings fans that trolled me about how delusional I was and that IF we made the playpffs and played the Vikings, my hopes would be dashed. My hopes MIGHT get dashed again but we KNOW it will NOT be because the Vikings eliminated the Saints from the playoffs. I’m NOT giving us another Lombardi because it has to be EARNED but I like our chances of being in Atlanta in February and getting another one.

  66. First the Vikings pay Percy Harvin, and now they pay Cousins, who couldn’t win playoff games in Washington. What an underachieving team, especially with so much talent. Kinda like making the playoffs just a few years back and your kicker misses the chip shot FG to ICE the game. Fitting the the ice once again is on the Vikings and outside their stadium!

  67. Wilf won’t do it but I’d sack Zimmer immediately.

    I’d also get Tom “the human turnstile” Compton and uber and send him back from wherever he came!

  68. Congratulations to the Bears – I will root for them in the playoffs. At least one of my two favorite teams won today, they being the Vikings and anyone playing the packers.

  69. it royally sucks the bears are better than the packers–Murphy, MM TT blew it. I despise bears but they have been so bad for so long and the packers have dominated for so long… it became a wake up call for GB-finally five years to late. I despise the vikings because they always talk but never walk the walk…..Zimmer is so overrated and speilman sucks as a GM–as a packer fan keep both so we can overcome quick—–zimmer blew it when he got rid of norv turner.

  70. pkrlvr says:
    December 30, 2018 at 8:26 pm
    It’s also funny that so many Packer fans are celebrating the Bears victory. I always thought the big rivalry with the Packers was with the Bears, the fans haven’t been shy in the past with telling us that. Guess we all know the truth now.
    ——
    Let me help clear this up for you. Bears fans don’t make up multiple usernames and troll our comment sections to the point where no Packer fan wants to read them. You reap what you sow.

    ____________________

    I’m not going to deny the Viking AND Packer fans can cross the line in the comments section here, but for you to claim some sort of moral high ground for one side is pretty laughable.

  71. Well the shopping list is clear. We need o line help again. Not gonna pin this on cousins. He was under duress all day. We lost two guards this year and replaced one with a tackle who couldn’t do it and one with a journeyman who also couldn’t do it. We replaced the tackle with a rookie and traded with the Giants for a center/guard who we didn’t play. This is the result. Sadly I waited all year for this season to wind down. You can only go so far with a line like this. I knew we would fail I just didn’t know at what level. We still have a good core of a team but it takes years to build an o line through the draft and we need 2-3 staters at a ( not to mention an o line coach).. I wonder whose big salary we will dump to help us sign some help there.

  72. Zimmer’s defences have consistently played very poorly in the playoffs. In 9 playoff games the opponents have averaged 1 net yard/play more than Zimmer’s defences gave up in the regular season. Here’s the averages

    Record 1-8
    Zimmer def reg season net yds/play: 4.8
    Opp Off reg season net yds/play: 5.5

    Opp playoff net yd/play: 5.8

    In short, Zimmer’s defences play worst than an avg NFL defence in the playoffs. That of course includes the one game where his defence held a team significantly below there reg season avg (Sea 4.12 vs 5.9 reg season avg). Negative 1000 degrees kind of makes offence a little tricky.

    I don’t see why you keep Zimmer and Spielman around, they’ve had some bad luck with Bridgewater going down, but they also wanted to draft Manziel ahead of Bridgewater, so they were lucky as hell they didn’t get their guy.

    They have some real talent in Cook, Thielen, Diggs, Smith, Hunter – so I wouldn’t blow it apart. But saddled with Cousins and his two years of huge guaranteed money, I think they are probably screwed no matter who coaches them.

  73. vancouversportsbro says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:46 pm
    Nick Foles deserves to be a full time starter in this league. The Jags should just give the Eagles what they want or the Broncos
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Foles will be a UFA. He can sign anywhere that he sees fit.
    Dude’s a competitor that doesn’t need the money. Plays for the love of the game. BDN!

  74. chris1cat says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:45 pm
    Oline help needed.
    Btw the Packers got shut out by the Lions!
    Lol

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    As a Packers fan, I wanted a higher draft slot and we got it. So that didn’t bother me one bit.
    BTW — we have two #1’s and two other picks acquired for sending Clinton-Dix and Ty Montgomery packing. So we’ll be back in a hurry, you can count on that.

  75. I guess DeFilippo wasn’t the problem since he was a scapegoat firing weeks ago. This loss is all on Zimmer and Cousins.

    Which coordinator will get blamed for this loss?

    Also, everyone in the NFC East knew Cousins doesn’t win big games, how could the Vikings not know that?

  76. Really as a Vikings fan, I’m a bit bummed out. I hope the Bears can improve because I think the Saints are a better team when it comes to the playoffs and super bowl…

  77. Well at least the Vikings didn’t get shut out, at home, against the pathetic and lowly Lions.
    ————–
    Maybe not, but if the mighty vikings hadn’t gotten blown out, at home, 27-6 by the lowly Buffalo Bills, they would be in the playoffs. Think about that.

  78. Bears enjoy your Super Bowl win this week because it’s over for you guys in a week. This Bears team isn’t beating any of the other playoff teams. The bears have a 1 year window to win this thing because that offense is trash with Trubisky. You can rag on Viking fans all day long but any real Vikings fan new how this experiment was going to end and are with you on Cousins being trash as well. As for this Vikings fan I have seen enough of this franchise.

  79. I predicted the Vikings would win and the hawks and eagles loose, wrong. Vikings always blow it. Shouldn’t drink the purple kool aid.

  80. Congrats to the Bears and Eagles today. They did their jobs and won their games. The Vikings haven’t looked like a playoff team since November, and today they looked like they regressed. Unfortunately, the Vikings will have to depart with free agents like Anthony Barr and will need to cut key players due to the salary cap situation they put themselves in. Thank you, Speilman.

  81. That! Was! AWESOME!!!!!. Hahaha. I couldn’t stop laughing watching the Vikings get crushed by Chicago. That said, my joy is not about the pain of the Vikings players, coaches and the decent fans. My joy is aimed at the clowns who post on PFT. Do the Vikings trolls who post here ever consider that their team isnt that good? Did they believe they were going into the post season? Remember, as most Vikings fans know and hate the thought of. Zero championships in the teams history. It won’t happen this year either. Next year? I don’t know. The Vikings went all in with Cousins and it doesn’t look like he is the answer. That team is in trouble for 4 or 5 years.

  82. As a Vikings fan I am disappointed. Very sad. Bummed out. As a football fan it’s pretty cool seeing the Colts, Bears and Chargers rebound and get into the dance. I’m pulling for old favorite Rivers in the AFC, and Chicago in the NFC. Nagy has done a great job in the Windy City. They’re better than Minnesota. For the Vikings an uneven off season awaits. They look outmanned.

  83. “Also, everyone in the NFC East knew Cousins doesn’t win big games, how could the Vikings not know that?”

    Minniesoda is like the Uncontacted Tribe of the NFL… those poor folks have no idea what’s going on beyond their local ice fishing pond or hockey rink. They’d upset me if they weren’t so gosh darn polite (pardon my french).

  84. I’ll side with Thielen on this one. Thielen is a true Viking. If he has a problem with Kirk, then Kirk needs to up his game or be traded. I’d rather have 19 on my team than 8.

  85. Where is VikingFanSteve,,,he said the Bears wouldnt win the division,the week after the Bears beat the Vikes the first time,but I told him The Vikes wouldnt make the play-offs,then he doubled down and said The Vikes would win today,and next week! Im just curios as to where he is.

  86. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    December 30, 2018 at 8:06 pm
    Lmao at all the cheesecakes laughing at the 84 million dollar man. I agree cousins is not worth 84 million for three years I think It is, but China doll Rodgers is making alot more than that and look where the packets are. They are worse than the vikings. Rodgers stinks as bad as cousins and got an even bigger contract that he’s not worth. Vikings and packets are in the same boat, both have garbage qbs with team crippling contracts. Atleast the vikings have a good team that can compete for the division next year. Can’t say the same about the packers high school team and their old and fragile diva qb making 80 million this year!!140 million dollars down the toilet and nothing in return for the next few years until Rodgers retires or gets cut.

    Or the Vikings try to sign him. We all know they fall for ex-Packers

  87. Congrats, Bears…beat us solidly and deserve the North title. Fix the oline and the Vikings will be fine. Reminds me of 1972, Tarkenton’s first year back and we went 8-8…but then went to the next 3 or 4 Superbowls. At least we’re not the Packers with no chance at a divisional title and little chance of a play off birth for the next several years….

  88. Eagles fans shooting their mouths off should realize that the Bears know the Vikes are a more talented team(because of injuries?) and way more dangerous in the playoffs, that’s why they played to win…The Eagles are the first round bye the Bears wanted.

    The Vikings are an O-line away from being a very good team. The Lions can claim to own the Packers until next years 5 and 11 season, YEAH! I’m not sure what to make of the Packers, but I do enjoy watching mullet nation wallow in their misery.

  89. Shinnbone says:
    December 30, 2018 at 8:05 pm
    Oh Minnesooooooota I feel bad for you guys gettin pounded tonight, let it be a lesson, keep your mouths shut during the regular season until you’ve CLINCHED a playoff spot until then…….. S K O L! hee hee hee, and still ZERO Championships!

    Sincerely,
    Packers Nation!
    ———
    Your team got shut out at home against the lions.
    Shut your mouth.
    And for the second straight year the packers finish behind the Vikings.

    And I’m the Viking fan who said the Vikings wouldn’t win today.

  90. AL: Fix the oline and the Vikings will be fine. Reminds me of 1972, Tarkenton’s first year back and we went 8-8…but then went to the next 3 or 4 Superbowls. At least we’re not the Packers with no chance at a divisional title and little chance of a play off birth for the next several years….
    >>>><<<<<<
    Ah yes…reminders of a bygone time….46 years removed. The league hasn't changed a lick since then, except for that pesky salary cap, free agency, CBA…oh how the times have not changed.

  91. I knew the Vikings would lose because they are not a very good team, coached by a defensive coordinator. The GM needs to be fired, period. Bears fans…..you have very good defense
    and an OK offense….maybe even a SB caliber defense. Even though the Eagles this season were not as dominate as their SB run, they made it back to the playoffs. If the Bears make it to the playoffs next year then I believe they will be a very good team. I don’t think the Bears will make a deep playoff run this season.

  92. I didn’t bother reading all the 153 posts…

    Seems like a lot of overreacting and trolling.

    Make no mistake, the Bears are a better team right now.

    We were at the game, so this is my first opportunity to congratulate the Bears on a great season.

    Best of luck in the playoffs.

    See you next season and hope for cleanly played games with different results.

  93. Never was a fan of Cousins, but was hoping he would prove me wrong this season. Guess my gut was right. Ah well. Hopefully they’ll figure out something to do with him for the next couple of years. If I were Minnesota, I would draft a QB pretty high. Or, a LOT of Oline to actually give Cousins the 10 minutes he needs to throw the ball.

  94. whatjusthapped says:
    December 30, 2018 at 9:25 pm
    Usually the Vikings wait for the playoffs to choke, I guess they just couldn’t wait this year.
    __________________

    Very true.
    I was actually cheering for the Vikings this afternoon, because I was anxious for them to add to their NFL leading, record number of postseason One and Dones.
    But, true to their choking colors, they just couldn’t get there.

  95. Last years 13-3 Vikes reminded me of the Bears 13-3 team in 2001. They weren’t as good as that gaudy of a record and should have been a one and done just like that Bears team. Got outplayed by Saints and worked by Eagles…

    Last 5 years Minny has gone 7-9, 11-5, 8-8, 13-3, 8-7-1… Good team with lots of good players but basically a team that the difference between a division title and .500 is which way a few bounces go. Why people thought they were a team on the cusp who were about to take the next step like they had been winning 10+ annually on a clear upwards trajectory was beyond me.

  96. cinvis says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    The Vikings QB factory..
    Cousins … lost
    Bridgewater… lost
    Keanum… lost
    ——————————————————————-

    Dude, you could keep on going through every QB they’ve ever had since their inception. They’ve NEVER won it all! Tarkenton, Kapp, Cunningham, Culpepper and Favre ALL lost………… with Minnesota.

  97. Packer trolls, not fans save your insults and be happy you finally have a guy who looks at defensive players and hope you select a coach that actually knows how to use a HOF QB…

  98. Bears were too much up front. That’s where the Vikings couldn’t compete for the title or games. The Bears were better and Cousins has more time in this off season to work on things. He was disappointing even though he was an upgrade on what they had.

  99. Cousins fits the Vikings like glove on a 6 fingered man. Keenum was a better fit due to his evasiveness and scrambling. Cousins season was doomed from the start the same reason 3 of the past 4 OC’s for Minnesota failed or got fired. The Offensive like is the worst in the nfl. They need to keep so many back to help block all the receivers get double and triple teamed. Teams even got sacks rushing 3. Zimmer has no clue on Offense! The experiment is done and both Spielman and Zimmer need to be gone. Zimmer is not smart enough to put together a game plan for good teams. Spielman refuses to draft linemen Remmers and Rieff are horrible. Cousins was running scared for his life back there. once rattled Bridgewater would out perform him. I am glad this season is over, Minnesota would never beat ANY of the playoff teams. Spielman has jacked around and traded up and down and gained picks but when you don’t know what you are doing in the first place it doesn’t make any difference (See Browns past 20 years). Most teams work up the playoffs but Minnesota always fizzles then disappears the next year. Next season the schedule will be a bit better but Mark my work Spielman and Zimmer will waste the first 3 of 4 picks on more corners, D line and Linebackers, Treadwell will be gone so Spielman will justify an early round BUST receiver AGAIN/Treadwell and, AGAIN Patterson! The only thing to look forward to is the Packers in 3rd place next year again. GOD I am sick of this half assed team. It is EXACTLY like the Bungals er’ Bengals Zimmers last Defensive gig.. Mark my word Spielman will remove Zimmer to save his own neck, only to see the same results for 2 or 3 more years. Zimmer is a great Defensive cooardenator but he micro manages the D and does not have the creative mind for offensive. Turner QUIT because of the O-line, Flip inherited a barn fire You cannot turn Hogs into Greyhounds.. 52 years following this train wreck is enough for me….

  100. I am tired of hearing how dangerous the Eagles are and nobody wants to play them The Bears wanted to play them. The Eagles secondary with injuries can’t cover anyone. The Bears are the most dangerous team . The team nobody wants to play. The can beat any team.

  101. Patric Shark says:
    December 30, 2018 at 9:12 pm
    Eagles fans shooting their mouths off should realize that the Bears know the Vikes are a more talented team(because of injuries?) and way more dangerous in the playoffs, that’s why they played to win…The Eagles are the first round bye the Bears wanted.

    The Vikings are an O-line away from being a very good team. The Lions can claim to own the Packers until next years 5 and 11 season, YEAH! I’m not sure what to make of the Packers, but I do enjoy watching mullet nation wallow in their misery.

    Patric(k) Shart, take it easy, at least until your team wins something more than a division. By the way, the Cousins contract is a complete disaster, but you already know that (or maybe not).

  102. Wait a minute. The vikings season is over already? Are you sure? If I remember correctly, multiple viking fans… on this very website… assured, no GUARANTEED us… that last year was the beginning of a DYNASTY!

    Lol at the viking fans. Once again.

  103. Vikings and Packers were both terrible this year. The one obvious difference between the two teams is that most Packers fans can see when their team isn’t very good.

  104. rabbi187 says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:28 pm
    They should have benched the starters the moment the Rams went up 2 TDs and let Minnesota win. Then demolish them next week. Instead they welcome a hot Philly team and a QB no one wants to play against.
    ___________________

    Playing a team 3 times in one season is NEVER good, and being in back to back weeks would be even worse. Especially in back to back weeks, with Cousins gaining confidence vs. a “hot Philly team and a QB thats banged up, vs a FEROCIOUS pass rush.

  105. I hope to see the Seahawks back in Chicago, two defense-first teams slugging it out in the elements. Unlikely Seattle makes it through DAL and LAR but that would be a heck of an NFCCG.

  106. To all you people saying Bears have a defense…. yup. So did the Vikings last season. How did that turn out. With Foles at the helm, really good defenses are made to be moot. You need a really good offense to go after that depleted defense and the Bears offense is very average.

    Good defenses is NOT what can get Philly with Foles playing. It’s a really really good offensive. Bears don’t have that! Philly’s OL can also neutralize the Bears rush more than most teams. Bears… I am not sure you win this game.

  107. So depressed with today’s game, but I’ve been saying for weeks that this is not a very good team.
    Overrated by our clueless fans that just seem content to be one or two games better than the Packers.
    A coach who’s been here 5 years now and has one lousy, excuse me, lucky postseason win.
    I simply can’t stand Stefon Diggs and his smug, arrogant attitude.
    Perhaps he and Thielen should spend more time practicing football and less time concocting new touchdown routines and limbo dances, maybe then you wouldn’t end up arguing with your QB on national tv.
    But at least the no nothing fans love to eat it up. Sad.
    We have so much money tied up in all of the new contracts signed on the defensive side of the football, we have no wiggle room with the cap.
    And thanks to Spielman having no QB options and zero leverage at the end of last season, we were forced to overpay and guarantee a QB that illustrates mediocrity.
    Mediocrity we’re stuck with.
    A QB who’s an absolute shrinking violet as soon as the bright lights of a big game, or a .500 football team comes his way.
    But, at least we can keep our collective heads in the sand, pretend everything is alright, and chant, “In Zimmer we trust!”, right?
    SMH!

  108. Good game, Vikes fans. I enjoy watching your receivers and tight end. You’ll definitely need a better o-line if you want to compete against the Bears’s D. Hope you get that present in April!

    For those of you talking about letting the Vikings win… you play to win the game or earn a higher seed. There’s little point in trying to engineer matchups. We’ve seen the Bears D can hang with any team. The offense is still a bit shaky at times. I’d personally go against the Eagles D than the Vike’s anyway.

  109. The Vikings did not beat any team which had a winning record at the time they played them this year!
    And yet their same clueless fans who always set themselves up for heart break had them winning the Super Bowl!!
    You just have to laugh.

  110. Congratulations to the Packers biggest rival, the Chicago Bears! Well deserved after an outstanding season with winning the division and securing the 3 seed in the playoffs. Bear down Chicago Bears!

  111. By the way, Vikings fans — many of you have been ripping Aaron Rodgers for getting on his rookie WR’s this year when they ran the wrong routes or didn’t react correctly to his scrambling. Well, what was your 84 million dollar man doing to Adam Thielen on the sidelines yesterday?
    Cousin Kirk did yesterday what he always does in big games — he played lousy. That’s why the Redskins were smart. They let you guys over-pay for him!

  112. congrats bears. finally, a team that might properly represent the NFC north in the tournament. i appreciate physical, defensive driven teams. old school football. wish the patriots were still that nasty team like that, like they were with cox, seymour, law, bruschi, w mac, wilfork etc. love them now still, of course, but miss those mean teams.

  113. Letting the Vikes win? The Bears did! but when you start an undrafted CB at #1 you cannot stop anybody, We need to trade X-ray Rhodes his whining ass is always hurt! Let Barr walk he is slow and couldn’t cover a tackle, he is out of position so much he lined up in the other teams backfield till they kick him out! Cousins is a little girl, running around like a little girl that just stepped on a Garden snake! That O line?? Might have just as well stayed on the bench pit the cheerleaders in or just hang an “out to lunch” sign up.
    What a joke of a franchise.. I am so sick EVERY year thinking wait till next year, they get just good enough to get in the playoffs every 3 or 4 years, then regress back to 8-8..

  114. scottishvike says:
    December 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Not surprised by this, a win would only have delayed the enevitable at Soldier Field. After 16 games you are what your record says you are, congratulations to the Bears and good luck in the play-offs
    ******************************************************************
    Hey, thank you! Appreciate that…GO BEARS

  115. I have known Cousins couldn’t carry a team for years.

    What in the world, ever gave the Vikings the woefully misguided delusion, that he could?

  116. NY Neal something similar but not really. Rodgers gestures right on the field to show everyone it wasn’t his fault huge difference. Cousins was also ripped for doing it too. Rodgers gets his pass.
    When it is his fault Aaron says the ball stuck to his hand. Not the year to bring up Aaron Rodgers. The Contract, his diminished play and the 2018 team, getting his head coach fired. It would have been better just to sit this one out. Vikings fans saw Kirk lose his composure too. It was ugly as the game itself.

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