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Bettor’s Edge: Vikings-Bears took the fun out of winning

I’ve never heard of a winning bet prompting a gambler to retire, but for those of us who won with Minnesota Sunday in the Vikings-Bears matchup, this may be the game — even after a win — that forces some of us to consider a new endeavor.

For those who had the Bears, all I can say is, I’ve been there. Chicago led, 20-10, in Minnesota halfway through the fourth quarter, and Minnesota — a 1-point favorite — appeared doomed. But a frantic Vikings comeback tied the score and forced overtime.

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