Bears at Vikings Week 17 Capsule

BEARS VIKINGS
SERIES LEADER   52-46-2
STREAKS Past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 9-6 Frazier: 0-2
LAST WEEK L 35-21 at Packers W 33-26 at Redskins
LAST GAME 10/16/11: Vikings 10 at Bears 39. Chicago opens 26-3 halftime lead en route to victory. Bears WR-KR Devin Hester records 48-yard TD reception & 98-yard KR-TD in win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/20/10: Bears 40, Vikings 14. Chicago QB Jay Culter passes for 3 TDs as Bears score 20 3rd-quarter points in win.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Chi.), 94 (Min.). XM: 227 (Min.).

STATS

PASSING McCown: 20-30-254-1-3-64.4 Ponder (R): 154-281-1,825-13-12-72.4 OR

Webb: 17-31-176-3-0-103.7

RUSHING Forté: 203-997-4.9-3 Gerhart: 94-464-4.9-1
RECEIVING Forté (RB): 52-490-9.4-1 Harvin: 77-852-11.1-6
OFFENSE 321.1 331.6
TAKE/GIVE +2 -3
DEFENSE 353.7 368.1
SACKS Peppers: 10 J. Allen: 18.5 (1L)
INTs 4 tied: 3 Sanford: 2
PUNTING Podlesh: 43.5 Kluwe: 45.6
KICKING Gould: 116 (35/35 PAT; 27/31 FG) Longwell: 97 (37/38 PAT; 20/25 FG)

NOTES

BEARS: Aim for 5th win in row vs. Min…QB JOSH MC COWN passed for 242 yards & TD last week…RB KAHLIL BELL rushed for career-high 121 yards last week, 1st career 100-yard game. Has 267 scrimmage yards (133.5 per game; 186 rush, 81 rec.) & TD in past 2. RB MARION BARBER had rush TD in last meeting. Since start of 2006, ranks 6th in NFL with 48 rush TDs…WR-KR-PR DEVIN HESTER had 98-yard KR-TD & 48-yard rec. TD in last meeting. Aims for 4th meeting in row with TD. In career vs. Min., has 9 TDs (5 rec., 3 PR, 1 KR). Holds NFL record for most PR-TDs (12) & combined KR-TDs (17). Incl. playoffs, has 19 career total return TDs (12 PR, 6 KR, missed FG), tied with HOFer DEION SANDERS for most in NFL history. TE KELLEN DAVIS has career-high 5 TDs…DE JULIUS PEPPERS had 2 sacks in last meeting. Has 10 sacks, his 7th season with 10+ sacks. Since entering NFL in 2002, ranks 4th with 99 sacks. Rookie DT STEPHEN PAEA had sack & safety in last meeting. CB CHARLES TILLMAN had 56-yard INT in last game at Min… VIKINGS: Rookie QB CHRISTIAN PONDER has 5 games with 2+ TD passes. QB JOE WEBB had 2 TD passes & rush TD last week, 2nd game this year with pass TD & rush TD…RB TOBY GERHART rushed for career-high 109 yards last week, 1st career 100-yard game. Has 90+ rush yards in 3 of past 4. In past 4, has 409 scrimmage yards (102.3 per game) & 3 rec. TDs…WR-KR PERCY HARVIN has TD in 2 of past 3 meetings. Has 6 rec. TDs in past 6. Has career-high 77 receptions & needs 148 yards for 1st career 1,000-yard season. Is only player in NFL with rush, rec. & return TD in each of past 2 years. Rookie TE KYLE RUDOLPH had TD last week, his 3rd TD in past 5 …DE JARED ALLEN has 28.5 sacks in past 24, incl. 17 in past 13. Since entering NFL in 2004, has NFL-best 101.5 sacks. Has 9.5 sacks in 7 meetings. CB ASHER ALLEN had INT in last home meeting. Rookie S MISTRAL RAYMOND had 1st career INT last week.

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