"It's big", Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. Teammates gathered on the other end of the white line - which blended in nicely with his road jersey - to hide the cornerback with about six minutes left in the first half Sunday.
"We wanted to finish this season off right", Murray said. And a Super Bowl that will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Trubisky also took a safety in the second quarter on an intentional grounding call when Danielle Hunter and Linval Joseph closed in on a sack in the end zone and he side-armed a throw between the two pass rushers.
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray uses leverage to power through Bears defense for second touchdown of the game. "Just letting the game slow down and just playing, instead of thinking". He failed, however, to guide the Bears (5-11) across the goal line despite 11 plays from the 10-yard line or closer in the fourth quarter.
The Vikings were up 3-2 in Chicago when they turned to Keenum just before halftime, and it was only when the offense began to coalesce around the quarterback that Minnesota avoided what could have been a costly loss. Entering Sunday's finale, the Bears are just 14-33 in the John Fox Era.
The Vikings will start a third different center on Sunday against the Bears since starter Pat Elflein will miss his second game this season due to a lingering shoulder injury. Fox's record in three seasons as the Bears head coach is now 14-34. He leaped to his feet and veered left past the confused Vikings and untouched for the score.
Callahan, who had stood up, was the one who actually caught the ball, at the left hash, and slid to the ground.
ABOUT THE VIKINGS (12-3): Jerick McKinnon totaled his second-best career total in scrimmage yards with 146 in the previous encounter with Chicago, highlighted by a 55-yard touchdown run. Joe Berger will move over to center from right guard and Jeremiah Sirles will replace Easton, who is out of the season. Randy Moss and Cris Carter are the only ones ahead on either list.