- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

CHICAGO (5-8) at MINNESOTA (8-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox

OPENING LINE - Vikings by 4½

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Bears 6-7, Vikings 10-3

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 56-51-2

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Bears 23-20, Nov. 1, 2015

LAST WEEK - Bears lost to Redskins 24-21; Vikings lost to Cardinals 23-20

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bears No. 20, Vikings No. 11

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (15), PASS (20).

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (26), PASS (2).

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (5), PASS (31).

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (20), PASS (8).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Vikings have won three in row at home against Bears. Home team has won 22 of last 27 meetings between NFC North rivals. … Bears are 4-2 on road. … In six career games vs. Vikings, Bears WR Alshon Jeffery has 39 catches for 602 yards and five TDs, including 10 catches for 116 yards and TD on Nov. 1. … Bears QB Jay Cutler has thrown only four interceptions in last nine games and is carrying career-best 1.8 interception per attempt percentage. Only previous time he came close to that was division title season in 2010 with 2.2. … With three games to go, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (1,251) holds 37-yard lead for NFL rushing title over Doug Martin of Tampa Bay. Peterson has six 100-yard games this year. … Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater coming off career-high 335 yards passing at Arizona. … Injuries forced Vikings to start six rookies at Arizona last week, most in franchise history. … Fantasy Tip: Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph, targeted 28 times for 22 receptions and 239 yards over last four games, faces defense that gave up nine receptions on nine targets for 120 yards and TD to TE Jordan Reed of Washington last week.

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