Bears activate OL Kyle Long for Sunday’s game against Vikings

As expected, the Bears have activated OG Kyle Long from injured reserve, and he could start Sunday's game against the Vikings in Minnesota.

The Bears will go on to host the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles in the wildcard round of the National Football League playoffs.

That's good considering 99 percent have the Eagles beating the Redskins. Last year, Foles was viewed as the weakest part of the team.

It nearly seems as if Bears quarterback MitchTrubisky is becoming a game manager - not that there's anything wrong with that.

Trubisky went 18-for-26 for 163 passing yards and an 85.9 passer rating.

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The Vikings were down 13-0 and settled for a field goal to make it 13-3 before halftime. Should the Bears win in the wild-card round, they would play at the second-seeded Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round. Nagy put a staffer in charge of following the game, but said he didn't want any score updates until halftime. What I mean by that is, if halftime comes and things look out of hand for the Rams and 49ers, maybe he rests some guys who he knows are a little exhausted.

The Vikings will miss the playoffs with a loss against the Bears. In that game, they ran just 14 times for 22 yards, part of the reason Zimmer fired John DeFilippo three weeks later. Or maybe one TV with the Eagles and a second with Red Zone?

The instillation of Kevin Stefanski as interim offensive coordinator and play-caller in place of DeFilippo has had the desired effect.

The Bears not only vanquished a division rival 24-10 - the Vikings have some serious soul searching to do in the offseason - but they ensured themselves a full head of steam entering the postseason. The defense allowed only two first-half touchdowns over that stretch.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins and wide receiver Adam Thielen argued after Cousins threw a third-down incompletion. Despite it sidelining Mitch Trubisky for two games, the Bears quarterback says he doesn't dwell on the past, and definitely won't be thinking about it heading into Sunday's game. Minnesota has won two in a row with Cousins and the offense - particularly the running game - making strides. "There might be one time throughout the game that you get that one shot that you want to take, so you don't want to have that check-down mentality". The Bears lost receivers Anthony Miller and Taylor Gabriel to shoulder injuries.

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