Bears vs Vikings: Inside the Matchups

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Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; The Chicago Bears react after kicker Robbie Gould (9) misses a field goal during overtime against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bears 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve got a game to play.  It’s Bears vs Vikings.  It’s time to move on from the smoldering wreckage of a season and play some football.  Bears fans are still buzzing (in a bad kind of way) after last week’s embarrassment at the hands of the Green Bay Packers.  Heads didn’t roll.  In fact, there aren’t even any lineup changes coming.  But hey, the Bears are riding a three-game losing only two of which they gave up 50+.

Meanwhile, you have the Vikings coming to town, well rested coming off their bye week and riding a two-game winning streak.  They won’t get child abuser Adrian Peterson back yet, but could benefit from Kyle Rudolph coming back.

Let’s take a look inside the matchups and see how these teams compare on paper, where the Bears usually stand a chance.