- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

CHICAGO (5-10) at MINNESOTA (6-9)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox

OPENING LINE - Vikings by 7

2014 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chicago 5-9; Minnesota 9-5

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 54-51-2

LAST MEETING - Bears beat Vikings 21-13, Nov. 16, 2014

LAST WEEK - Bears lost to Lions 20-14; Vikings lost to Dolphins 37-35

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bears No. 27, Vikings No. 24

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (26), PASS (13)

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (16), PASS (31)

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (15), PASS (27)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (25), PASS (8)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Bears played Vikings in first NFL game at TCF Bank Stadium on Dec. 20, 2010, moved outside due to snow-caused roof collapse at Metrodome, and last NFL game for QB Brett Favre. Bears won 40-14, and DE Corey Wootton, now with Vikings, knocked Favre out with first career sack. … Bears will miss playoffs for seventh time in eight seasons. … Bears loss puts them all alone in last place in NFC North. Win would tie them with Vikings. … Jay Cutler, benched last week, will start for injured Jimmy Clausen (concussion) at QB for Bears. … Cutler leads NFL with 18 interceptions and 24 turnovers. … Bears coach Marc Trestman grew up in suburban Minneapolis. … Bears rookie DB Brock Vereen, University of Minnesota alum, had his first career interception vs. Lions last week. … Bears DL Willie Young is out with an Achilles’ tendon injury. … Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater has completed over 70 percent of his passes in four straight games. … Vikings LB Chad Greenway expected to rejoin team midweek after attending funeral for his father. Greenway also suffered knee injury against Dolphins that makes status questionable. … Vikings have held two-touchdown leads in each of last two games, lost both times. … Vikings have allowed at least 100 yards rushing 12 times this season. …Vikings are 0-5 against NFC North this season.

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