Vikings draw closer to playoffs
MINNEAPOLIS — Teddy Bridgewater turned in a flawless performance, another sign that Minnesota's franchise quarterback is on the right track. The season has brought struggles, but this is just what the Vikings envisioned for Bridgewater's second year.
Bridgewater threw a career-high four touchdown passes and ran for score, and the Vikings took a significant step toward the playoffs by routing the Bears.
"These last two weeks, I've seen a different look in his eyes," teammate Adrian Peterson said. "I really don't have to say much to him."
Bridgewater threw for 231 yards without a turnover and hit Stefon Diggs for two scores. Peterson missed some time because of an injury to his left ankle, but he finished with 63 yards on 18 attempts to take the NFL rushing lead back from the Bucs' Doug Martin.
The Vikings can clinch a playoff spot by beating the Giants next week.