The season finale is here. The Vikings will host the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium today to wrap up the 2016 regular season. Here are a few final thoughts on the final game of the season.
A few Vikings are poised to set NFL and team records today. QB Sam Bradford has completed 71.3% of his passes this season; the NFL record is 71.2% by Drew Brees. Bradford is also 10 completions away from the Vikings single-season record of 379, set by Daunte Culpepper in 2004. WR Adam Thielen is 40 receiving yards shy of 1,000 for the season; it would be Thielen's first 1,000-yard receiving season. TE Kyle Rudolph is eight receptions shy of breaking Joe Senser's franchise record for receptions in a season by a TE. Lastly, Cordarrelle Patterson is leading the NFL with a 31.5 kickoff return average and is on pace to lead the NFL in KRR average for a NFL-record third time in his career.
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Jeffery's last game as a Chicago Bear?
Vikings fans have grown accustomed to watching Bears WR Alshon Jeffery over the past five seasons. Jeffery has seven touchdowns, three triple-digit receiving yard games and three double-digit reception games against the Vikings, including a 10-catch, 116-yard, one touchdown performance last season and a 12-catch, 249-yard, two-touchdown outing in 2013. Jeffery played this season under the franchise tag and will become an unrestricted free agent on March 9 if he and the Bears don't agree to a new contract before then.
Speaking of potential final games with a team, this could be it for LB Chad Greenway. The 11-year veteran hasn't said anything definitive about his future, but he's in the stage of his career when it's a question annually. If Greenway opts to call it career, is has been a remarkable career both on and off the field for him.