Bears offense vs. Vikings defense: The Vikings "D" is one of the few units in the league that can be mentioned in the same breath with the Bears, and like the Bears, it has very few soft spots to probe. It's a division, it's at home.
Sherrick McManis' return to Chris Tabor's kick/punt coverage units was noticeable after the veteran was inactive for the Bears' last two games. But after getting a breather against the Redskins, the Bears figure to face a more hard challenge.
Most people are stunned by the way Khalil Mack can take over a game at times, but that's not really Mack's story.
They had no luck previous year, getting swept by Chicago for the first time since 2011.
This means we'll be seeing Bears backup Chase Daniel at least another week. "He's going to have to do a lot of rehab on it, keep it tight, just do a lot of things for it but I think he'll be fine", Miller said. So, I tried to just stay calm and cool, and I've been in this situation before.
This game is going to be gritty.
In just the first quarter of the game, Trubisky was chased down by the Vikings' Danielle Hunter.
Oof. It's tough to name a player of the game after that performance, but we'll give a shoutout to linebacker Eric Kendricks, who led the team with 12 tackles. Coach Matt Nagy indicated Long, 30, suffered a minor setback that led to him not practicing Friday after being limited the first two practices of the week.
Either way, Trubisky came through after struggling against Green Bay and Denver.
With two minutes to play in the first half and Chicago leading 7-0, the Bears faced a fourth-and-3 from the Vikings' 34-yard line and were preparing to punt the ball away. We just got to be here for him. Even though Trubisky may have built some confidence from the last game, he still has not performed consistently well, and he will probably not do too well against the Vikings defense. But Cousins always has been a stat compiler who doesn't make the clutch plays that win the big games. He hasn't been able to live up to expectations and after another loss to the Bears on Sunday, wide receiver Adam Thielen had some interesting words about the team's passing game. Pineiro got some kicking work in for the first time this week Friday and should continue to battle through his knee injury, as he did Monday in Washington, when had his first career missed field goal (44 yards) but later converted from 38 yards, in addition to hitting all four extra points. Then we won some games.