Bears hold off Vikings for a 33-27 win to improve to 7-7

David Montgomery rushed for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — David Montgomery rushed for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns as the Chicago Bears trampled Minnesota's depleted defense and hung on for a 33-27 victory on Sunday to stay in the hunt for the expanded playoffs.

The Bears (7-7), who entered the afternoon one game behind Arizona for the new third wild-card spot in the NFC, never trailed in winning at Minnesota for