The Bears won for the 12th time in the regular season and will face the Eagles in the playoffs, the Bulls split a pair of games on the road and the Blackhawks dealt Brandon Manning. Here's what you might have missed from the weekend in Chicago sports:
The Bears beat the Vikings 24-10, eliminating them from playoff contention. The Bears imposed their will on a Vikings team that didn't have many answers. Matt Nagy's win-at-all-costs approach paid off with no major injuries and a win to go with it.
The 49ers didn't give the Bears the help they needed for a first-round bye. Instead the Rams got the bye and the Bears will host the Eagles on Sunday. Nick Foles won yet again for Philly, but picked up an injury in the fourth quarter and did not return.
On Friday, the Bulls went to the nation's capital and got a win at the Wizards, 101-92. Wendell Carter Jr, Zach LaVine and Robin Lopez all had good games. It was the Bulls' third win in four games, the first such stretch of the season.
Meanwhile, Jabari Parker opened up to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune about his current status on the team.
On Sunday, the Bulls muddied up a game in Toronto, but fell 95-89. Chandler Hutchison was a standout off the bench with 11 points on 5-for-5 shooting in 14 minutes. Also, Robin Lopez fought another mascot.
The Blackhawks kept up the positive momentum of late with an overtime win in Colorado. The Blackhawks have won five of their last six, but are still seven points out of a playoff spot.
A day later, the Blackhawks traded Brandon Manning to Edmonton in a four-player swap.
Next up, the Winter Classic against the Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium on New Year's Day.