MINNESOTA (4-5) at CHICAGO (3-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Chicago by 4½
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 5-4, Chicago 3-6
SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 54-50-2
LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Bears, 23-20, OT, Dec. 1, 2013
LAST WEEK - Vikings had bye; Bears lost to Packers 55-14
AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 21, Bears No. 27
VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (10), PASS (29).
VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (16), PASS (4).
BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (24T), PASS (12).
BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (15), PASS (28).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Adrian Peterson ran for 211 yards, Blair Walsh kicked winning 34-yard field goal in OT after Chicago’s Robbie Gould missed 47-yarder at Minnesota last time teams met. Chicago coach Marc Trestman opted to have Gould kick on second-and-7 even though Chicago was driving. … Vikings have won two straight. … Minnesota seeking third road victory after going winless away from home last season. … Vikings have dropped six straight at Chicago since winning at Soldier Field in Oct. 2007. … Minnesota last in league with six touchdown passes - same number Aaron Rodgers had in first half against Chicago last week. … QB Teddy Bridgewater has led Vikings back from fourth-quarter deficits in all three of his wins. … Cordarrelle Patterson fourth in league with 540 kickoff return yards. … DE Everson Griffen tied for fifth in NFL with career-high nine sacks. … Bears have dropped three straight, five of six. … Chicago was outscored 106-37 overall past two games - 94-7 in first half of past three. … Bears joined 1923 Rochester Jeffersons last week as only teams to give up 50 points in back-to-back games. No team has done it in three straight. … Have allowed 50 or more in three of past 11 games after doing that just six times before. … Bears 0-3 at Soldier Field, matching worst home losing streak since 2007 and worst home start for them since 2004. Loss would equal longest home skid since 2002, when team played at University of Illinois while Soldier Field was being renovated. Chicago has not started 0-4 at home since dropping first four in 2000. … QB Jay Cutler tied for second with 10 interceptions, also has five lost fumbles. … DE Jared Allen spent past six years with Minnesota. With 1 1/2 sacks, his string of seven straight seasons with at least 10 is in jeopardy. … Bears WR Alshon Jeffery had team-record 249 yards receiving and two touchdowns last time Bears played Vikings.
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