Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears: Dissecting the Most Crucial Matchups

November 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In an NFL season that's seen its share of shoulder shrugging in Minnesota, it might only be fitting that the Vikings tacked a tie on to their record. The Vikings now sit at 2-8-1 on a season that is doomed to a disappointing finish after last season's surprising 10-6 record.
And even though Sid Hartman, the eternal optimist on Minnesota sports, wrote Monday in the Star Tribune that the Vikings' playoff hopes had dimmed, most Vikings fans would agree that those lights went completely out some time ago. (Cue up Jim Mora's famous rant on the playoffs.)  
There are, however, five more games on the schedule, and the Vikings will play all of them with much at stake, beginning with Sunday's matchup at home against the Chicago Bears. (1 p.m. EST, FOX)
The Bears sit tied atop the NFC North with the Lions, both at 6-5. According to CBS Sports' John Beech, Chicago will more than likely be without starting quarterback Jay Cutler for the third straight game as he nurses a h...

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