NFL Capsule: Bears at Vikings

Updated: December 6, 2012, 1:34 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO (8-4) At MINNESOTA (6-6)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE -- Bears by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Chicago 6-6; Minnesota 5-7

SERIES RECORD -- Vikings lead 52-49-2

AP PRO32 RANKING -- Bears No. 9; Vikings No. 18

LAST MEETING -- Bears beat Vikings 28-10, Nov. 25

LAST WEEK -- Bears lost to Seahawks 23-17 OT; Vikings lost to Packers 23-14

BEARS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (30), RUSH (10), PASS (31)

BEARS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (5), RUSH (10), PASS (7)

VIKINGS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (22), RUSH (3), PASS (32)

VIKINGS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (13), RUSH (14), PASS (14)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Bears have won six straight against Vikings, and Vikings coach Leslie Frazier 0-4 against team he once played for. The six-game streak matches longest for Bears in series, set first from 1983-86. ... Bears lead NFL with 34 takeaways, and Vikings tied for 22nd with 15. ... Bears tied for NFC North lead with Packers, who beat them earlier this season. Their rematch is next week at Soldier Field, only home game remaining for Bears. Bears have two-game lead over four-pack of 6-6 teams who trail Seahawks (7-5) for the last wild-card spot in playoffs. That group includes Vikings. ... Bears will be without LB Brian Urlacher, who has pulled hamstring. Vikings won't have WR Percy Harvin, placed on injured reserve after spraining left ankle month ago. ... Bears RB Matt Forte needs 37 yards from scrimmage (rushing or receiving) to reach 1,000 for fifth straight season. ... Bears WR Brandon Marshall has 91 catches, second-most in NFL. He needs 10 more receptions to break team's all-time single-season record, set by Marty Booker in 2001. ... Bears QB Jay Cutler has 13 TD passes with five interceptions in last five games against Vikings. ... Vikings RB Adrian Peterson leads league with 1,446 yards rushing, more than 22 other NFL teams. He has six straight 100-yard games, the longest streak of his career and in Vikings history. ... Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has TD catch in each of last three games. ... Vikings QB Christian Ponder has five games of less than 160 yards passing, including in three of last four games. He avoided being sacked last week against Packers, just second sack-free game he's had this season. But he threw two interceptions and completed only 48 percent of his passes.

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