Bears vs Vikings: Top 5 Matchups To Watch

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Dec 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers (90) talks with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) after the game at the Metrodome. The Vikings win 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

5. Jermon Bushrod vs Jared Allen

Jared Allen had Bears games circled on his calendar because it meant he was going to have an easy night at the office.  Not any more. We hope.  The Bears spent big bucks on free agent left tackle Jermon Bushrod for just suck occasions.

Bonus: Be on the lookout for the Bears to target Jared Allen as payback for the knockout shot he put on Lance Louis, ending his season and Bears career.

4. Julius Peppers vs Matt Kalil

Neither player got off to a good start to the 2013 campaign.  Some observers are suggesting that this is one of those “weeks off” that Peppers supposedly used to take when in Carolina.  Kalil had himself a terrific rookie season that included a trip to Hawaii.  Who bounces back in Week 2?