Quick Take: Vikings hope to salvage playoff hopes
Updated: Dec. 5, 2012 at 02:45 p.m
NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport has his thoughts on the game:
Why this game is intriguing: In what might be the NFL's best division, every game featuring the Packers, Bears or Vikings is important. And yes, it's head-spinning that we're still talking about young and inexperienced Minnesota this late in the season. But at 6-6, a win on Sunday keeps them in the thick of the playoff race. A loss, however, essentially ruins their chances, while allowing the Bears to bounce back after last week's ugliness. Chicago just needs to right itself, and what better way to do that than to ruin its rivals' season? The game is in Minnesota, where the Vikings are 5-1. And they still have Adrian Peterson, who will be running against a Bears defense missing Brian Urlacher. Can the Vikes continue their stunning 2012?