Final

Bears 13

(5-9, 3-5 away)

Vikings 20

(8-6, 5-2 home)

Coverage: ESPN/WatchESPN

8:30 PM ET, December 17, 2007

 

1 2 3 4 T
CHI 3 10 0 013
MIN 0 6 6 820

Top Performers

Passing: T. Jackson (MIN) - 249 YDS, 3 INT

Rushing: A. Peterson (MIN) - 20 CAR, 78 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Ferguson (MIN) - 2 REC, 79 YDS

Bears-Vikings Preview

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Chicago Bears put cornerback Nathan Vasher back in the starting lineup for Monday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Vasher has missed the last 10 games with a groin injury. He was on the active list for the banged-up Bears defense that has not been at full strength all season. Chicago also deactivated nose tackle Darwin Walker, who has been bothered this week by an elbow injury.

The Vikings, who came out for warmups wearing purple pants with their home purple jerseys for the first time, put wide receiver Troy Williamson on the inactive list.

Williamson has been cleared to play following a concussion sustained in the Nov. 25 game against the New York Giants, but the former seventh overall draft pick has fallen to the bottom of the depth chart behind rookie Aundrae Allison. Allison has emerged as Minnesota's lead kickoff returner.

ESPNChicago.com 

Passing Leaders

ChicagoCMP%YDSTDINT
M. Trubisky67.02055168
N. Foles64.71852108
MinnesotaCMP%YDSTDINT
K. Cousins67.642653513

Rushing Leaders

ChicagoCARYDSAVGTD
D. Montgomery24710704.38
C. Patterson642323.61
MinnesotaCARYDSAVGTD
D. Cook31215575.016
A. Mattison964344.52

Receiving Leaders

ChicagoRECYDSAVGTD
A. Robinson II102125012.36
D. Mooney6163110.34
MinnesotaRECYDSAVGTD
J. Jefferson88140015.97
A. Thielen7492512.514

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

TEAM OFFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsCHI
 
 293
MIN
 
 336
Yards PassingCHI
 
 210
MIN
 
 172
Yards RushingCHI
 
 83
MIN
 
 165
TEAM DEFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedCHI
 
 355
MIN
 
 338
Pass Yds AllowedCHI
 
 232
MIN
 
 264
Rush Yds AllowedCHI
 
 123
MIN
 
 74

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

Chicago leads 8-6
Oct 14, 2007CHI 31, MIN 34
Dec 3, 2006CHI 23, MIN 13
Sep 24, 2006CHI 19, @MIN 16
Jan 1, 2006CHI 10, @MIN 34
Oct 16, 2005CHI 28, MIN 3
Dec 5, 2004CHI 24, MIN 14
Sep 26, 2004CHI 22, @MIN 27
Dec 14, 2003CHI 13, MIN 10
Sep 14, 2003CHI 13, @MIN 24
Oct 27, 2002CHI 7, @MIN 25
Sep 8, 2002CHI 27, MIN 23
Nov 25, 2001CHI 13, @MIN 6
Sep 23, 2001CHI 17, MIN 10