The Chicago Bears will enter Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings with an 8-4 record, which is good for a tie for first in the NFC North with the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay currently has the head-to-head tiebreaker over Chicago, but with one more matchup still to go between the two teams, it's critical for the Bears that they keep pace -- or take the division lead -- with a win on Sunday.
The Vikings (6-6), meanwhile, aren't mathematically out of the playoff race, but things aren't looking up. The team has now lost four of their last five games after losing last week in Green Bay, and will have to take on the Bears without star wide receiver Percy Harvin, who was placed on injured reserve this week.
Minnesota and Chicago faced each other on Nov. 25, a game that the Bears dominated with a 28-10 victory. In that game, the Bears outgained the Vikings by just 38 yards in Jay Cutler's return from concussion, but allowed Minnesota to score points just once out of three times in the red zone.
Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m. ET
Minneapolis, Minn., Mall of America Field
Vikings: KSMP FOX 9
Bears: WFLD FOX 32
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Home/road team affiliates, found on official team sites
Vikings: KTCN-AM 1130
Bears: WBBN-AM 780