Vikings vs Bears NFL Week Eight Capsule

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (4-2) AT CHICAGO BEARS (2-4)

SERIES

  VIKINGS BEARS
SERIES LEADER 55-50-2  
STREAKS   8 of past 11
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Zimmer: 1-1 John Fox: 4-2
LAST WEEK W 28-19 at Lions Bye (Wk. 6: L 37-34 OT at Lions)
LAST GAME 12/28/14: Bears 9 at Vikings 13. Minnesota WR Adam Thielen records 68 rec. yards & TD. Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater passes for 209 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/16/14: Bears 21, Vikings 13.  Chicago WR Brandon Marshall records 90 rec. yards & 2 TDs. Bears QB Jay Cutler throws for 330 yards & 3 TDs.
REFEREE John Hussey
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Holly Sonders (field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (Min.), 83 (Chi.). XM: 225 (Chi.).

STATS

PASSING Bridgewater: 119-181-1339-5-4-87.7 Cutler: 106-174-1231-7-4-86.2
RUSHING Peterson: 120-530-4.4-3 Forté: 126-507-4.0-2
RECEIVING Wallace: 26-292-11.2-1 Bennett (TE): 34-292-8.6-2
OFFENSE 325.5 337.7
TAKE/GIVE +2 -1
DEFENSE 338.8 344.8
SACKS Griffen: 4.5 McPhee: 4
INTs 4 tied: 1 Anderson (R), McPhee: 1
PUNTING Locke: 42.6 O’Donnell: 46.9
KICKING Walsh: 52 (10/12 PAT; 14/16 FG) Gould: 52 (7/8 PAT; 15/15 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS: QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER won last start vs. Chi. & had 90.3 rating. Has won past 3 division starts & has 109.9 rating…RB ADRIAN PETERSON aims for 5th meeting in row with 100+ rush yards. Has 573 rush yards (143.3 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 vs. Chi. In last meeting, rushed for 211 yards. Has 5 career 200-yard rush games, tied for 2nd most in NFL history. Since entering NFL in 2007, leads NFL with 10,720 rush yards & 89 rush TDs…Rookie WR STEFON DIGGS aims for 3rd 100-yard game in row. Had 6 catches for 108 yards & 1st career TD last week. Since 2009, WR MIKE WALLACE is 1 of 2 in NFL with 6,000+ rec. yards (6,126), 45+ rec. TDs (48) & 15+ rec. avg. (15.3). TE KYLE RUDOLPH aims for 3rd in row with TD…LB ERIC KENDRICKS has 4 sacks in past 3 & ties for NFL rookie lead with 4 sacks. S HARRISON SMITH has INT in 3 of past 4 meetings, incl. 56-yard INT-TD. Aims for 3rd in row at Chi. with INT. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN has 14.5 sacks in his past 17…BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER is 7-0 at home vs. Min (6-0 with Chi) & has 100 rating. Has 136 TD passes with Chi & needs 2 to pass HOFer SID LUCKMAN (137) for most in team history…In past 2 at home vs. Min, RB MATT FORTÉ has 336 scrimmage yards (168 per game), 205 rush yards (102.5 per game) & 16 catches for 131 yards. Ranks 2nd among NFL RBs with 698 scrimmage yards. Rookie RB JEREMY LANGFORD had TD in Week 6…WR ALSHON JEFFERY has 25 catches for 418 yards (139.3 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3 vs. Min. Had 12 catches & 249 yards with 2 TDs in 12/1/13 meeting. Had 8 catches for 147 yards & TD in Week 6. Since 2014, TE MARTELLUS BENNETT leads NFL TEs with 124 catches. WR MARQUESS WILSON aims for 4th in row with 30+ yard catch. LB PERNELL MC PHEE has 4 sacks, INT & blocked FG in past 4. Leads team with 4 sacks. DE JARVIS JENKINS has 3.5 sacks in past 4. LB CHRISTIAN JONES leads club with 37 tackles. Had sack in last meeting.

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