Chicago Bears defeat Minnesota Vikings, 36-30

CHICAGO - The Vikings entered December with a 10-1 record, a 40-year-old quarterback who appeared to be a legitimate candidate for MVP and with the appearance of a team that would cruise to a top-two seed in the NFC.

The question wasn't if the Vikings had a swagger but just how much they had. Late Monday night, there was a new question following the Vikings' 36-30 overtime loss to Chicago at chilly Soldier Field. What has happened?

The defeat -- which came after runn...

CHICAGO - The Vikings defense suffered a tough loss before Monday's game when Pro Bowl nose tackle Pat Williams was declared out because of an injury to his right elbow.

Williams was listed as questionable on the injury report. He practiced on a limited basis this past week, but he wore a large brace on his elbow.

Veteran Jimmy Kennedy started in Williams' place and made five tackles in Monday's 36-30 overtime loss to the Bears.

Williams is a physical presence in ...

CHICAGO - Adrian Peterson sat at his locker stall for 10 minutes in full uniform as his teammates scurried around him.

The Vikings running back did nothing to hide his anger and disappointment.

"I'm sick right now," he said. "I'm very disappointed. I really feel like I lost this game. We were in position to win the game, and I gave it away."

Peterson said he's never felt more disappointed as an NFL player than he was late Monday night after his fumble in overtime ...