The Minnesota Vikings face the Chicago Bears for the second time in three weeks. Both teams are coming off a heartbreaking loss that cost a place in the standings. The Vikings need to win to keep its playoff hopes alive.
The Minnesota Vikings have the toughest remaining schedule of anyone in the NFL, including three games against teams tied for or leading their respective divisions. Adrian Peterson has a chance to set the NFL’s single season rushing record. Christian Ponder has struggled in recent weeks and may need to have a solid finish to the season. Ponder’s play could determine whether the Vikings are playing for a playoff spot or draft positioning.
There is not a better running back in the NFL than Adrian Peterson. The numbers prove it. He leads the league in rushing yards and is not even 12 months removed from a devastating knee injury.
Percy Harvin returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant, but missed both Thursday and Friday’s practices. He is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Every other injured player is listed as probable.
The Minnesota Vikings look to remain in the division title hunt with a win over the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Lambeau Field. The Packers are one game ahead of the Vikings and in second place in the NFC North division. Minnesota is led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers and its passing offense.
The NFC North is exactly what the NFL had in mind when it backloaded the schedule with division games.
Jared Allen remains apologetic for a hit that ended Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis’s season last weekend, though he insists the play that drew a $21,000 fine was not dirty.
The Chicago Bears did not like the block that Jared Allen laid on offensive lineman Lance Louis during Sunday’s game. Leslie Frazier was upset with Adrian Peterson for missing the team bus prior to Sunday’s game. Mistral Raymond had a touchdown confirmed then overturned in a matter of minutes. The Vikings saw one of its practice squad players sign with another team early in the week.
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has been fined $21,000 for a hit on Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis on Sunday.
The Minnesota Vikings played three games in November and lost two of them. The Vikings were led by Adrian Peterson on offense, Antoine Winfield on defense and Kevin Williams on special teams in November.
The Minnesota Vikings signed John Carlson to a long term in March, but several injuries have made fans wonder if it was a good signing. It is somewhat ironic that his role with the Vikings should expand due to a concussion to Kyle Rudolph.
The Minnesota Vikings had an extra week to prepare for the Chicago Bears, but still provided little resistance. The Vikings scored first, but surrendered 25 consecutive points before falling 28-10 at Soldier Field. Adrian Peterson topped 100 yards for the fifth straight game.
The Chicago Bears got Jay Cutler back from a concussion, only to lose three more stars to injuries.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is starting Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings after missing a game because of a concussion.
The Minnesota Vikings have declared wide receiver Percy Harvin out of Sunday’s game at Chicago because of his sprained left ankle.