MINNEAPOLIS -- AP --  The Minnesota Vikings allowed 397 total yards in Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Chicago Bears. The Vikings fell to 6-8, badly damaging their faint hopes for the playoffs. Bears running back David Montgomery had a career-high 146 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

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The game only further illustrated why the Vikings are on the outside of the postseason this year. They lost another game without fans in the stands to finish 3-5 at home. The defense, a staple of Mike Zimmer's tenure with the Vikings, was unable to make the key stop when they needed it.

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