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Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings: Fourth Quarter Open Thread

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With one quarter to go, things look good for a first-round bye

NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

As we head to the fourth quarter of play at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Minnesota Vikings are holding their lead over the Chicago Bears by a score of 23-7.

There wasn’t a whole lot of action in the third quarter, as neither team was able to put any points on the board until the very end of the half, as Case Keenum found Stefon Diggs in the back of the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown, with the Kai Forbath extra point making the score 23-7 in favor of the Vikings.

Really, the only story other than that is that the Minnesota defense continues to be stifling. The Bears’ offense still has just four first downs on the afternoon, and it hasn’t been pretty for them.

The Vikings are one quarter of football away from securing a first-round bye in the 2017 NFL playoffs, as they lead the Bears 23-7 after three quarters of play. Can they hold on and guarantee themselves a week off?