Bears Down Vikings 17-13, End Season 8-8

And that does it for the Chicago Bears' 2011-2012 season.

Things seemed like they'd go the way of the prior five games, as the Vikings charged out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter behind a Ryan Longwell field goal and a Percy Harvin touchdown run. Roy Williams picked up a touchdown catch early in the second quarter, and Charles Tillman picked off Christian Ponder the very next drive for a touchdown of his own.

After heading into the half with the Bears leading 14-13, the Vikings started getting to Josh McCown even more as Jared Allen set the Vikings' single season sack record with 22, a half-sack within Michael Strahan's record. But the Bears' defense played just strong enough and Julius Peppers blocked another Longwell attempt, and DJ Moore intercepted Joe Webb in the final minute to seal it.

Quick, victorious numbers after the jump.

Josh McCown: 15/25, 160 yards, TD, INT - 75.4 rating

Kahlil Bell: 17 rushes, 54 yards, fumble
Roy Williams: 4 receptions, 60 yards, TD
Brian Urlacher: 10 tackles
Charles Tillman: 6 tackles, INT TD
Israel Idonije: 2 TFL, sack

Joe Webb: 17/32, 200 yards, 2 INT - 46.4 rating
Christian Ponder: 4/10, 28 yards, INT - 8.3 rating

Toby Gerhart: 15 rushes, 67 yards
Percy Harvin: 10 receptions, 115 yards; 5 rushes, 13 yards, TD
Jared Allen: 5 tackles, 3.5 sacks
Chad Greenway: 8 tackles, sack

Time of Possession: MIN 31:14 / CHI 28:46

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