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This really isn't necassary as we know the Bears are going to run the board, but just for the sake of any Vikings fans who might be trolling here is a quick breakdown of the tie breakers were the Bears and Vikings to tie at the end of the year.


The No. 1 tiebreaker is head-to-head, which means the Vikings would have to beat the Bears in the season finale Jan. 1 at the Metrodome because the Bears won the first meeting Oct. 16 at Soldier Field.

The second tiebreaker is record in the division. The Bears are unbeaten in the NFC North (4-0), but they still must visit the Green Bay Packers and Vikings. The Vikings lost to the Bears but have beaten the Packers and Detroit Lions twice.

The third tiebreaker is winning percentage in games against common opponents. The teams will play 12 games against 10 common opponents. The Vikings are 6-4 so far, with a home game against the Steelers and a road game against the Baltimore Ravens remaining. The Bears are 7-2 with road games against the Steelers and Packers and a home game against the Atlanta Falcons left.

If the teams still are deadlocked, the next tiebreaker is record in the conference, followed by strength of victory (winning percentage of the teams you've beaten) and strength of schedule (winning percentage of all opponents).