Found January 01, 2012 on
MINNEAPOLIS – The Bears capped their disappointing 2011 season on a positive note, rallying from a 10-0 deficit to beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-13 Sunday at Mall of America Stadium.

Relieved Vikings express confidence for 2012

The Minnesota Vikings figured to be as vulnerable to the effects of the NFL lockout as any other team, with a first-year head coach, a rookie quarterback and a new offense to install. They had a lot to lose during the dispute and lose is exactly what they did once the season started. Their 3-13 record matched the worst in the franchise's 51-year history. The roster needs significant...

AP celebrates New Year's Eve from hospital

MINNEAPOLIS Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson suffered a major knee injury last week, but he was able to share a laugh with fans following his surgery.Peterson posted a picture on his Twitter account (@AdrianPeterson) of himself in his hospital bed, with a New Year's hat, a noisemaker and a pint of ice cream. He said: "My time bringing in the New Year was great...

Vikings CB Sapp cited for misdemeanor assault

Police say Minnesota Vikings cornerback Benny Sapp has been cited for fifth-degree assault and careless driving, both misdemeanors, after a run-in with security at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.

Photo: How Adrian Peterson rang in the New Year

Adrian Peterson's knee was wrecked during the Vikings win over Washington on Christmas Eve. He had successful knee surgery on Friday, so that meant celebrating New Year's in the hospital. Peterson somehow still found a way to party. Ice cream, noise maker, multiple hats and a hospital gown? That's a party.

Jared Allen moves to within one-half sack of the record

Vikings defensive end Jared Allen entered the day four sacks behind Michael Strahan’s “record” of 22.5. Allen is now only 0.5 sacks behind Strahan. With 3.5 sacks and counting against the Bears, Allen needs only one more to set the all-time single-season record.  Some would say he already has it, given that Strahan’s record-setter came…

Unlike Strahan, Allen given no help in quest for sack record

Vikings DE Jared Allen would have liked to break the NFL single-season mark held by Michael Strahan, but the Bears had no interest in letting that happen once he drew close. Where's Brett Favre when you need him?

Vikings-Bears game scout

Get keys to the game, fast facts, series history and more as the Vikings and Bears get ready to close down their seasons with one last meeting. As they do, Jared Allen still has record goals on his plate.

Vikings encouraged by prospects of new stadium deal

The Minnesota Vikings say it's been 30 great years in the Metrodome, but it's time for a new stadium.

Bears Team Report: Last hurrah for 2011(in 2012)

The Bears were able to find a way to finish the season with a win over the Minnesota Vikings. The last positive they can take from the season? They played hard and didn’t quit. But now they can quit.....
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