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EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings suffered their first home loss of the 2019 season Monday night, as Minnesota fell 23-10 to Green Bay.

The Vikings are now locked into the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs, and will have to succeed on the road if they want to make a deep playoff run.

Minnesota (10-5) closes out the regular season at home Sunday against Chicago (7-8). The Bears have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Here's a look at the Vikings Week 17 matchup against the Bears:

Passing: Kirk Cousins struggled on Monday night, as his passer rating of 58.8 was his second-lowest of the season.

Cousins completed 16 of 31 passes for 122 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He was also under duress, as he was sacked five times.

Cousins has now completed 307 of 444 passes (69.1 percent) for 3,603 yards with 26 touchdowns and six interceptions. His passer rating of 107.4 ranks fourth in the NFL.

Mitchell Trubisky completed 18 of 34 passes for 157 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions Sunday night against the Chiefs. His passer rating of 65.4 was his fourth-worst of the season.

The Bears quarterback has completed 300 of 479 passes (62.6 percent) for 2,931 yards with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His passer rating for the season is 82.9.

Trubisky played just six snaps in Week 4 against the Vikings.

Rushing: The Vikings mustered just 57 yards on 16 rushes Monday night, with Vikings running backs picking up 55 yards on 15 attempts.

Minnesota was without Dalvin Cook and Alexander, both of whom missed the game due to injuries.

Mike Boone has 28 yards on 11 carries while Ameer Abdullah had 27 yards on four attempts.

Cook leads Minnesota with 1,135 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2019. The Vikings rank seventh in the NFL at 130.6 rushing yards per game.

The Bears rank 29th in the NFL at 86.7 rushing yards per game. Chicago ran for 101 yards on 22 attempts Sunday.

Montgomery leads Chicago with 219 rushes for 776 yards and five scores as a rookie.

Receiving: Stefon Diggs led the Vikings with three receptions for 57 yards, but Minnesota's passing attack was out of sorts all night against the Packers.

Abdullah led the Vikings with six catches, which went for 31 yards. Adam Thielen was targeted four times and didn't have a reception, while Kyle Rudolph had one catch for seven yards.

Irv Smith, Jr., had two catches for four yards, and fullback C.J. Ham had two catches for 12 yards.

Diggs leads the Vikings with 63 catches for 1,130 yards, while Cook has 53 catches for 519 yards. Rudolph has 39 receptions for 367 yards. Thielen has 30 catches for 418 yards in nine games in 2019.

Diggs, Rudolph and Thielen are tied for the team lead with six touchdown catches each.

Allen Robinson II had six catches for 53 yards to lead the Bears. Javon Wims (three catches for 26 yards) and Tarik Cohen (three catches for 25 yards) also chipped in.

Robinson leads Chicago with 89 catches for 1,076 yards and seven scores. Cohen has 70 receptions for 412 yards and three scores.

View photos of the Vikings 53-man roster for the 2019 season.

Defense: The Vikings defense forced three first-half turnovers, but sustained injuries and were worn down by the second half.

Minnesota allowed 383 total yards to Green Bay, including 184 on the ground.

Anthony Harris had an interception, and leads the Vikings with six picks. Harrison Smith and Anthony Barr forced the fumbles that Eric Kendricks recovered.

Kendricks and Barr did not finish the game due to injuries.

Danielle Hunter had a sack to tie his career-best for a season at 14.5. Ifeadi Odenigbo and Stephen Weatherly each had a sack. Odenigbo has 6.0 sacks in 2019, and Weatherly has 2.0.

The Vikings rank 14th by allowing 341.9 yards per game, and are sixth at 18.8 points allowed per game.

The Bears rank eighth by allowing 325.7 yards per game, and are fifth at 18.6 points allowed per game.

Chicago allowed 350 yards to Kansas City at home. Khalil Mack had a sack, and leads Chicago with 8.5 sacks.

Kyle Fuller leads Chicago with a trio of interceptions.

Special teams: Vikings kicker Dan Bailey made a field goal and an extra point try Monday. He is now 23 of 25 on field goals (92 percent) and 39 of 43 on extra points in 2019.

Vikings punter Britton Colquitt averaged 47.1 yards on eight punts and did not record a touchback. He has averaged 45.1 yards per punt this season.

Eddy Piñeiro kicked a lone field goal Sunday night. He is now 19 of 24 on field goals (79.2 percent) and 26 of 28 on extra points in 2019.

Bears punter Pat O'Donnell averaged 46.3 yards on three punts, with two of them landing inside the 20-yard line. He averages 44.6 yards per punt.

Former Vikings returner Cordarrelle Patterson averages 29.5 yards per kickoff return in 2019 and has one kickoff return for a touchdown this season.

The season finale

Minnesota is locked into the No. 6 seed, but the Vikings opponent in the Wild-Card round won't be known until Sunday night.

Here is a breakdown of who the Vikings could play on the first weekend in January:

—If the Packers and Seahawks win, Minnesota will be at Seattle.

—If the Packers and 49ers win, Minnesota will be at New Orleans.

—If the Panthers and 49ers win, Minnesota will be at New Orleans.

—If the Lions, Saints and Seahawks win, Minnesota will be at Green Bay.

—If the Lions, Saints and 49ers win, Minnesota will be at Green Bay.

—If the Lions, Panthers and Seahawks win, Minnesota will be at New Orleans.

—If the Packers and the 49ers and Seahawks tie, Minnesota will be at San Francisco.

The Lions host the Packers and the Panthers host the Saints at noon (CT) on Sunday. The 49ers are at the Seahawks on Sunday Night Football, with kickoff at 7:20 p.m. (CT).

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