Bears get playoff bye week

December 29, 2010 7:42:27 AM PST
The Chicago Bears do not have to play in the first found of the playoffs, thanks to a little help from the Minnesota Vikings.

Minnesota upset Philadelphia 24-14 Tuesday night. Adrian Peterson ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, helping the Vikings knock Philadelphia out of contention for a first-round playoff bye.

So, no matter what happens Sunday when the Bears play the Green Bay Packers, Chicago gets a first-found bye.