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Bears vs Vikings Week 14 Capsule



STREAKS Past 6 & 7 of past 9 overall  
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 11-6 Frazier: 0-4
LAST WEEK L 23-17 (OT) vs. Seahawks L 23-14 at Packers
LAST GAME 11/25/12: Vikings 10 at Bears 28. Chicago RB Michael Bush rushes for pair of 1-yard TDs & TE Matt Spaeth adds 13-yard TD catch for Bears.
LAST GAME AT SITE 1/1/12: Bears 17, Vikings 13. Chicago defense forces 3 INTs, including CB Charles Tillman’s 22-yard INT-TD return. Bears WR Roy Williams records 22-yard TD reception.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 93 (Chi.), 148 (Min.). XM: 236 (Min.). 


PASSING Cutler: 191-312-2,235-15-11-84.3 Ponder: 240-384-2,305-14-11-79.4
RUSHING Forté: 179-749-4.2-3 Peterson: 234-1,446 (1L)-6.2-8 (T2C)
RECEIVING Marshall: 91 (1C)-1,182 (2L)-13.0-8 (T2C) Harvin: 62-677-10.9-3
OFFENSE 304.0 335.5
TAKE/GIVE +14 (T1C) -6
DEFENSE 319.7 (3C) 344.8
SACKS Peppers: 7 Allen: 8.5
INTs Jennings: 8 (1L) Winfield: 3
PUNTING Podlesh: 42.2 Kluwe: 44.5
KICKING Gould: 94 (31/31 PAT; 21/25 FG) Walsh (R): 96 (24/24 PAT; 24/27 FG)


BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER aims for 6th win in row vs. Min. In past 5 meetings, is 5-0 with 13 TDs, 5 INTs & 100.9 rating. Incl. playoffs, when he has 100+ rating, his teams are 26-1…RB MATT FORTÉ rushed for 92 yards in last game at Min. Has 963 scrimmage yards & needs 37 to reach 1,000 for 5th consecutive season. RB MICHAEL BUSH had 2 rush TDs in last meeting…WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 75 catches for 968 yards (107.6 per game) & 7 TDs in past 9. Is 5th player in NFL history with 1,000+ rec. yard-season with 3 different teams…Bears have allowed 198 points (16.5 per game), 2nd fewest in NFL. Defense has 7 INT-TDs, tied for 3rd most in season in NFL history. CB CHARLES TILLMAN leads NFL with 8 FFs & ties 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 36 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. DE JULIUS PEPPERS blocked FG in last meeting. DT HENRY MELTON leads NFC DTs with 6 sacks…VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER is 4-1 in past 5 at home…RB ADRIAN PETERSON rushed for 210 yards last week. Has rushed for 947 yards (157.8 per game) & 6 TDs in past 6. Has 100+ rush yards in team-record 6 consecutive games. Has 12 career 150+ yard rush games, most by active player. Since 2007, leads NFL with 8,198 rush yards & 72 rush TDs. In 9 career games vs. Chi., has 12 rush TDs & 931 rush yards (103.4 per game)…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. TE KYLE RUDOLPH aims for 4th in row with TD. Had TD in last meeting…DE JARED ALLEN has 13 sacks in 9 career meetings. Has 4.5 sacks in past 3 vs. Chi. Has 40.5 sacks in past 37. Since entering NFL in 2004, Allen has NFL-best 113.5 sacks. CB ANTOINE WINFIELD had INT in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Chi. with FF or INT.

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