Adrian Peterson rushed for 199 yards as the Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers 37-34 Sunday afternoon to claim the final NFC playoff spot, sending the Bears home despite a 10-6 record.
The Bears' defense got back to doing what it does best: forcing turnovers. Matthew Stafford put up solid numbers but did it on 42 passing attempts, and had two turnovers in the loss.
The Bears did some good things offensively Sunday in a must-win game, but ultimately settled for field goals too often and narrowly skated by the Lions. Check out Moon's offensive grades.
The Bears are playing the waiting game as the fate of their season lies in the final minutes of tonight's matchup between the Packers and Vikings.
The Bears were faced with a similar playoff scenario back in 2008, where they needed a win in the final game of the season to back into the postseason. But that loss still stings, even four years later.
The Bears must take care of business Sunday against the Lions, but if the Packers are to take care of business, too, it's a good thing Aaron Rodgers is in Minnesota.
Brandon Marshall's been targeted 175 times this season, while all other wideouts have only been targeted 129 times combined. The reason? Jay Cutler says he doesn't know.
After breaking Jerry Rice's all-time single season receiving record, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson will try to crack the 2000-yard mark on Sunday. Will Charles Tillman and company stop him?
Brian Urlacher was in full pads for Friday's practice, but the Bears' middle linebacker officially remains "doubtful" for Sunday's make-or-break game against the Lions.