Vikings vs Bears Week 12 Capsule

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-4) AT CHICAGO BEARS (7-3)

SERIES

  VIKINGS BEARS
SERIES LEADER 52-47-2  
STREAKS   Past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Frazier: 0-3 Smith: 10-6
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk 10: W 34-24 vs. Lions) L 32-7 at 49ers
LAST GAME 1/1/12: Bears 17 at Vikings 13. Chicago defense forces 3 INTs, including CB Charles Tillman’s 22-yard INT-TD return. Bears WR Roy Williams adds 22-yard TD rec.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/16/11: Bears 39, Vikings 10. Chicago opens 26-3 halftime lead en route to victory. Bears WR-KR Devin Hester records 48-yard TD reception & 98-yard KR-TD.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 138 (Min.), 86 (Chi.). XM: 230 (Chi.). 

STATS

PASSING Ponder: 206-316-2,027-12-8-85.2 Cutler: 151-255-1,814-12-10-80.4 OR

Campbell: 26-42-201-1-2-61.7

RUSHING Peterson: 195-1,128 (1L)-5.8-7 (T1C) Forté: 144-641-4.5-3
RECEIVING Harvin: 62-677-10.9-3 Marshall: 69 (2C)-925 (3C)-13.4-8 (T1C)
OFFENSE 340.9 299.4
TAKE/GIVE -4 +12 (1C)
DEFENSE 340.7 312.1 (3C)
SACKS Allen: 7 Peppers: 6
INTs Winfield: 2 Jennings: 8 (1L)
PUNTING Kluwe: 44.6 Podlesh: 42.2
KICKING Walsh (R): 90 (3C) (21/21 PAT; 23/24 FG) Gould: 81 (27/27 PAT; 18/21 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER made NFL debut vs. Chi. (10/16/11). In last game, had 114.2 rating…RB ADRIAN PETERSON has rushed for 629 yards (157.3 per game) & 5 TDs in past 4. Aims for 5th in row with 100+ yards. Has 11 career 150+ yard rush games, most by active player. Since 2007, leads NFL with 7,880 rush yards & 71 rush TDs. In 8 career meetings, has 823 rush yards (102.9 per game) & 12 TDs…WR-KR PERCY HARVIN & HOFer GALE SAYERS are only players in NFL history w/ 20+ scrim. TDs & 5 KR-TDs in 1st 4 seasons. Harvin, Sayers & TIMMY BROWN are only players in NFL history w/ rush, rec. & KR TD in 3 seasons in row. Rookie WR JARIUS WRIGHT made NFL debut in last game & had 3 catches for 65 yards & TD…DE JARED ALLEN has 13 sacks in 8 meetings, incl. 3.5 in last game vs. Chi. Has 39 sacks in past 35. Since entering NFL in 2004, Allen has NFL-best 112 sacks…BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER is 5-1 vs. Min. with 100.8 rating. Incl. playoffs, when he has 100+ rating, his teams are 26-0. QB JASON CAMPBELL has had 100+ rating in game 17 times in career…RB MATT FORTÉ had 123 scrimmage yards in last meeting…WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 53 catches for 711 yards (101.6 per game) & 7 TDs in past 7…Bears have allowed 165 points (16.5 per game), 3rd lowest in NFL. Defense has 7 INT-TDs, tied for 3rd most in season in NFL history. CB CHARLES TILLMAN had 22-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Leads NFL with 7 FFs & is tied for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs. LB LANCE BRIGGS also ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs. Since entering NFL in 2003, Tillman has 35 FFs, most by DB. Is only player with 30+ INTs (32) & 30+ FFs in that span. CB TIM JENNINGS leads NFL with 8 INTs, incl. 3 games with 2 INTs. Had INT in last meeting & has INT in 3 of past 5 vs. division. DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 8 sacks in past 7 vs. Min.

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