Bears, Vikings Missing Many Starters

The Bears ruled out several injured players, while the Vikings will rest some starters.

Chris Emma
December 29, 2019 - 10:33 am
Bears offensive tackle Bobby Massie

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (670 The Score) -- For the Bears and Vikings, the regular season ends Sunday with a preseason feel. Both teams will rest key starters and count on reserves at U.S. Bank Stadium.

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The Bears ruled out a number of injured players for their season finale. Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (elbow), defensive lineman Eddie Goldman (concussion), receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion), offensive lineman Rashaad Coward (knee) and offensive lineman Bobby Massie (ankle) were all ruled out. Defensive back Michael Joseph and tight end Bradley Sowell were also ruled inactive.

With the Vikings already locked into the No. 6 seed in the NFC regardless of their result Sunday, they will preserve many key players for their wild-card round game next weekend. Sean Mannion is expected to start at quarterback in place of Kirk Cousins. Star running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) was ruled out Friday but is expected to return for the playoffs.

Kickoff between the Bears (7-8) and Vikings (10-5) comes at noon Sunday.

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