NFL PREVIEW: CHICAGO BEARS (6-7) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-7)

WEEK 15 // SUNDAY, DEC. 20, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // U.S. BANK STADIUM // REFEREE: SHAWN SMITH

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Vikings lead all-time series, 61-55-2

STREAKS: Bears have won 4 of past 5

LAST GAME: 11/16/20: Vikings 19 at Bears 13

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/29/19: Bears 21, Vikings 19

CHICAGO NOTES:

QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY completed 24 of 33 attempts (72.7 pct.) for 267 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 126.7 rating last week, his 10th-career game with 3+ TD passes. Has 3+ TD passes in 2 of his 3 road starts this season. Is 4-0 in his past 4 vs. Min. • RB DAVID MONTGOMERY had career-high 155 scrimmage yards (113 rush, 42 rec.), incl. 80-yard TD run, in Week 14. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5. Aims for his 4th in row with 110+ scrimmage yards & TD. Rushed for 113 yards & TD in last meeting. Is 1 of 3 NFC RBs (DALVIN COOK & ALVIN KAMARA) with 700+ rush yards (760) & 300+ rec. yards (333) this season. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON led team with 9 receptions for 123 yards & TD catch last week, his 15th-career 100-yard game. Has 86 receptions & 1,027 rec. yards this season, his 3rd-career season with 80+ catches & 1,000+ rec. yards. Has 9 games with 6+ receptions in 2020, tied-4th most in NFL. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Min. & 7th in row overall with 6+ receptions. TE JIMMY GRAHAM had rec. TD last week. Is 1 of 4 TEs (ANTONIO GATES, HOFer TONY GONZALEZ & ROB GRONKOWSKI) with 80+ rec. TDs (80) in NFL history. Rookie WR DARNELL MOONEY had 3rd TD catch of season in Week 14. • LB KHALIL MACK had sack, FF & FR in Week 14. Had INT in last meeting. Is 1 of 2 (AARON DONALD) with 7+ sacks in each of past 6 seasons. Since 2014, is 1 of 2 (CHANDLER JONES) with 65+ sacks (69) & 20+ FFs (23). LB ROQUAN SMITH led team with 12 tackles & had 2 sacks last week. Had sack in Week 10 meeting. Has career highs in tackles (122) & TFL (17) this season. DT AKIEM HICKS has 6.5 sacks & 12 TFL in his past 7 vs. Min.

MINNESOTA NOTES:

QB KIRK COUSINS had TD vs. 0 INTs & career-high 41 rush yards last week. Has 1,999 pass yards (285.6 per game) & 20 TDs vs. 7 INTs for 113.1 rating in 7 home games this season. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 300+ pass yards & 7th in row at home with 3+ TD passes. Passed for 292 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 100.7 rating in Week 10 meeting. Is only QB with 3,000+ pass yards & 25+ TD passes in each of past 6 seasons. • RB DALVIN COOK had 110 scrimmage yards (102 rush, 8 rec.) & rush TD last week. Has 8 games with 100+ scrimmage yards, tied with DERRICK HENRY for most in NFL in 2020. Leads NFL in scrimmage yards (career-high 1,674) & ranks 2nd in scrimmage TDs (career-high 15). • WR ADAM THIELEN has career-high 12 rec. TDs in 2020, 3rdmost in NFL. Had 2 rec. TDs in Week 10 meeting. Has 11 TDs (10 rec., 1 rush) in his past 10 at home & aims for his 3rd in row at home with TD catch. Rookie WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON had 8 receptions for 135 yards in last meeting. Is 1 of 5 WRs in 2020 with 1,000+ rec. yards (1,078) & 7+ rec. TDs (7). Can become 1st rookie WR since MICHAEL THOMAS (2016) with 70+ receptions & 1,000+ rec. yards. Aims for his 4th in row at home with TD catch. TE IRV SMITH had team-high 63 rec. yards & career-high 3rd rec. TD of season last week. • LB ERIC KENDRICKS has 10+ tackles in 2 of his past 3 vs. Chi. Aims for his 4th in row at home with INT. LB ERIC WILSON is only player with 3+ sacks (3) & 3+ INTs (3) this season. S HARRISON SMITH had INT & 2 PD in Week 10 meeting. Rookie DE D.J. WONNUM had sack in last meeting.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): TBD SIRIUS: 132 (Chi), 83 (Min) | XM: 382 (Chi), 225 (Min)