Vikings-Bears Capsule

MINNESOTA (4-2) at CHICAGO (2-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE – Vikings by 2 1/2

RECORD VS SPREAD – Vikings 5-1, Bears 3-3

SERIES RECORD – Vikings lead 55-51-2

LAST MEETING – Vikings beat Bears 13-9, Dec. 28, 2014

LAST WEEK – Vikings beat Detroit, 28-19; Bears had bye, lost to Lions 37-34, OT, on Oct. 18

AP PRO32 RANKINGS – Vikings No. 9, Bears No. 25

VIKINGS OFFENSE – OVERALL (30), RUSH (6), PASS (30)

VIKINGS DEFENSE – OVERALL (7), RUSH (13), PASS (11)

BEARS OFFENSE – OVERALL (27), RUSH (16), PASS (24)

BEARS DEFENSE – OVERALL (10), RUSH (25), PASS (6)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Bears have won 13 of 14 home games against Minnesota and seven straight against Vikings at Soldier Field. Lost in 2007, when Adrian Peterson ran for 224 yards – most ever by Bears opponent. … Win over Detroit was Vikings’ first on road against division opponent since they beat Lions on Sept. 30, 2012. … Vikings have league-low 35 penalties. … Minnesota sacked Matthew Stafford seven times last week. … Coach Mike Zimmer is from Lockport, Illinois, about 35 miles from Soldier Field. … Peterson ranks fourth in NFL with 530 yards rushing, including 75-yard run against Lions. In 12 games against Chicago, he has 1,396 yards and 14 TDs. … QB Teddy Bridgewater threw for 316 yards, one shy of career high, last week. … Rookie WR Stefon Diggs aiming for third straight 100-yard game. … LB Eric Kendricks is tied for NFL rookies lead with four sacks – all in past three games. … Bears coach John Fox is 10-3 in games following bye: 6-3 with Carolina, 4-0 with Denver. … QB Jay Cutler, with 136 TD passes for Chicago, needs one to tie Hall of Famer Sid Luckman’s team record. … Matt Forte ranks second among NFL RBs to Atlanta’s Devonta Freeman with 698 scrimmage yards. … Martellus Bennett is tied for third among NFL TEs with 34 catches. … LB Pernell McPhee leads team with four sacks. … Bears cut DL Jeremiah Ratliff last week after heated discussion with GM Ryan Pace, and signed former Pittsburgh and Jacksonville DL Ziggy Hood. Fantasy Tip: This would be a good week to have Peterson given his production and Bears’ struggles against running game.

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