It's no cinch, but Bears can clinch

Vikings are banged up, but still talented and dangerous for humbled Chicago

Updated: December 14, 2010, 7:54 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Clinching won't be a cinch.

Yes, the Chicago Bears can wrap up the NFC North title by defeating the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, coupled with a loss by the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in New England. But let's consider the Bears' recent history in games played at the Metrodome.

The Bears have lost three in a row there since 2002, and seven of eight contests to the Vikings at their home stadium. So it's a positive for the Bears if repairs at the Metrodome ...

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