Minnesota Vikings: Studs and duds vs. Bears in Week 17

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Stud: Second-half comeback attempt

While falling behind Chicago early on in the divisional showdown and going into halftime down five points, Minnesota was able to make things interesting in the second half and brought the game down to a last-second field goal at the end of the day.

The Vikings outscored the Bears 13-10 in the final two quarters of the game, even leading by one point with just a few minutes remaining to play, but Chicago ultimately was able to get back out ahead of Minnesota in the final seconds thanks to a field goal to steal the win on the road.

Dud: Turnovers on offense

Behind a pair of early turnovers to kick things off at US Bank Stadium, the Vikings allowed the Bears to take advantage of those turnovers early on and get out to a bit of a lead in the opening two quarters of the contest/

Backup quarterback Sean Mannion committed the first turnover of the game for Minnesota, fumbling the ball and coughing it up to the Chicago defense in the opening drive of the game.

The next drive for the Vikings resulted in Mannion once again turning the ball over, this time throwing an interception that the Bears were able to gain points off of.

Although it was a bulk of backups that were taking part in the game for Minnesota, turnovers once again haunted it throughout the course of the game in Week 17.