Vikes' playoff hopes dim after loss to Bears

Mon 12-21-2020

MINNEAPOLIS - David Montgomery rushed for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns as the Chicago Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings 33-27 Sunday.

Chicago punted only once, on the opening possession. The defense delivered fourth-and-one stops in Minnesota territory to set up two of four field goals by Cairo Santos.

Kirk Cousins was 24-for-35 passing for 271 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. One of those TD passes was to Adam Thielen in the first quarter, his 13th of the season.

Dalvin Cook rushed for 132 yards as he went over 1,400 yards for the season.

He becomes the third player in team history to reach that mark. Adrian Peterson did it four times and Robert Smith once. It's Cook's eighth 100-yard game of the season.

The Bears stayed in the hunt for the expanded playoffs at 7-7.

The Vikings are 6-and-8 and fall to third in the NFC North, but is still in the playoff hunt.

Minnesota plays at New Orleans on Christmas Day.