Chicago Bears: Standout players from Week 17 vs. Vikings

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For many, the Chicago Bears’ final game of the 2019 season was meaningless but these players stood out as Week 17 was quite important for them.

The 2019 season is finally over for the Chicago Bears. They traveled to Minnesota to face the Vikings and came away with a 21-19 victory. The victory kept the Bears from having a losing season. While it wasn’t a season to enjoy, finishing 8-8 is better than finishing 7-9.

The Vikings already wrapped up the final playoff spot so they didn’t have anything to play for. They rested a lot of their starters while the Bears played most of their starters (except for those too injured to play of course). It was an uninspiring game, and the Bears escaped embarrassment by pulling out the victory on their final drive.

Just as was the case in most of their games this season, the offense struggled most of the game. It came alive early in the third quarter then again on that final drive. Some expected quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to have a good game against Minnesota’s B-team. That didn’t happen, though.

He finished with 207 passing yards, completing 26 of his 37 passes and no touchdowns. Of his passing yards, 53 of them came on the final drive so it wasn’t a good outing.

As I mentioned, the Bears won and that’s the most important thing. Some critics will point out that this was just a meaningless game and that nothing was on the line. Well, in terms of what the outcome was, it didn’t affect anything but the draft position (they now pick 19th in the first round but that pick goes to the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders).

However, this was an important game for a few players on the field. Some were playing for next season, either to solidify their position on the team or as an audition for another team. For others, they offered hope for the 2020 season.

Here are the players who made an impression for the future.