Scouting report: Vikings vs. Chicago

  • Updated: November 21, 2012 - 7:57 PM

game 11



noon Sunday

Soldier Field

TV: Ch. 9

(100.3-FM, 1130-AM)

Line: Off the board



• The Bears should have quarterback Jay Cutler back. Cutler (concussion) was cleared to practice Wednesday. He missed Monday night's 32-7 loss in San Francisco.

• Chicago has 30 takeaways this season, 19 of them interceptions. They have returned seven interceptions for touchdowns.

• Cornerback Charles Tillman has forced seven fumbles. The other starting cornerback, Tim Jennings, has a league-high eight interceptions.

• Former Vikings coach Mike Tice is in his first season as Chicago's offensive coordinator.

• Receiver Brandon Marshall, acquired in a trade from Miami, has 69 receptions for 925 yards and eight touchdowns.


• On Vikings RB Adrian Peterson: "Is he having a good year? I don't know. I don't get to watch a lot of football, because we usually play on Sundays." (Yes, he was joking.)

• On the NFC North: "It's usually a two-team race, and I'm sure when it comes down to it, it's going to be [this year] as well. All three of us have a tough schedule coming up, and I think there will be two teams that stand out."

• On the Bears defense: "We're old. I'm tired of hearing it. The last four or five years we've been old. We'll just keep out there and doing our best and try to tackle the guy with the football."

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• On Cutler: "We have a good backup plan, but it is a backup plan. When we go with Jason Campbell ... Jason can do some good things, but Jay is our starter. He is one of the best quarterbacks playing the game. We are a different football team with him."

• On the loss to San Francisco: "Some games the team is just better than you. There's just not a lot of explanations for it, they did everything better than us Monday night."

• On the NFC North: "Last year, I know when we played the Vikings at the end, as I talked with Leslie [Frazier] after the game, I said, 'Hey, next year the two of us will be competing,' because I know we both had good football teams where breaks went against our team."


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Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano 0 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 4
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi 0 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez 3
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Hammel 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka 3
St. Louis - LP: J. Kelly 1 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta 5
NY Mets - WP: D. Gee 5 FINAL
Arizona - LP: B. McCarthy 2
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 1 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: C. Lee 0
Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda 2
Cleveland - WP: Z. McAllister 3 FINAL
Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez 2
Washington - WP: D. Storen 6 FINAL
Miami - LP: M. Dunn 3
Seattle - LP: F. Rodney 2 FINAL
Texas - WP: P. Figueroa 3
Boston 4 Top 14th Inning
Chicago WSox 4
Kansas City - WP: D. Duffy 6 FINAL
Houston - LP: J. Williams 4
Toronto 0 Postponed
Minnesota 0
Oakland 4 Top 9th Inning
LA Angels 3
Colorado 2 FINAL
San Diego 4
Los Angeles 1 Top 9th Inning
San Francisco 2
Chicago 86 FINAL
Charlotte 91
Indiana 101 FINAL
Orlando 86
Atlanta 111 FINAL
Milwaukee 103
Dallas 105 FINAL
Memphis 106
Detroit 111 FINAL
Oklahoma City 112
Houston 100 FINAL
New Orleans 105
LA Lakers 113 FINAL
San Antonio 100
Brooklyn 85 FINAL
Cleveland 114
Philadelphia 100 FINAL
Miami 87
Utah 136 FINAL
Minnesota 130
Washington 118 FINAL
Boston 102
Toronto 92 FINAL
New York 95
Golden State 113 4th Qtr 0:25
Denver 110
LA Clippers 100 4th Qtr 1:38
Portland 106
Phoenix 104 FINAL
Sacramento 99
Montreal 5 FINAL(OT)
Tampa Bay 4
Columbus 3 FINAL
Pittsburgh 4
Dallas 3 FINAL
Anaheim 4
Philadelphia 1 FINAL
Red Bull New York 2
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