Illinois native Kirk Cousins will be playing his first NFC North game at Soldier Field.

Bearing down: Cousins readies himself for favorite childhood team

Growing up in suburban Chicago, legendary Bears linebacker Mike Singletary was Cousins' youth football coach, and he went to school with Walter Payton's children.

Mailbag: How will Vikings handle Bears mobile threat Trubisky?

November 15
Mailbag: How will Vikings handle Bears mobile threat Trubisky?
The Vikings likely will need to prioritize containing quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with their four-man rush, while keeping focus on another backfield threat.

Bears' ability to create turnovers has Zimmer's attention

November 15
Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) celebrated his interception against the Lions with his teammates during the second half Sunday.
Chicago has a league-leading 16 turnovers this season, and the Bears also are tops in the NFL with 89 points scored off turnovers.

Hartman: There's Purple pride in draft class of 2018

11:22am
General Manager Rick Spielman points out evidence the team has improved at developing young players.

Hartman: Vikings' Siemian isn't surprised by alma mater Northwestern's success

10:22am
Siemian played at Northwestern from 2011 to 2014 when they went 26-24 overall. He's fourth in career passing yards for the Wildcats.
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3 minutes ago

Hartman: Vikings' salary cap helped by late picks

Stars gets the big bucks, but drafting Stephen Weatherly and Jayron Kearse in later rounds has paid off, too.
Vikings
6:02pm
Dalvin Cook had a 70-yard run against Detroit.

Cook should be 'full-go' for Vikings against Bears

After a strong game against Detroit, and a bye week, second-year pro Dalvin Cook could get more work Sunday night at Chicago.
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2:38pm
Rudolph says Chicago is 'very hungry for success'

Rudolph says Chicago is 'very hungry for success'

The theme of Week 11 looks to be the difficulty of playing against Chicago linebacker Khalil Mack, and Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph knows he's going to have his work cut out for him.
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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Chicago 6 3 0 .667 269 175 4-1 2-2
    Minnesota 5 3 1 .611 221 204 3-2 2-1
    Green Bay 4 4 1 .500 223 216 4-0 0-4
    Detroit 3 6 0 .333 202 244 2-2 1-4
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 8 1 0 .889 330 232 3-1 5-0
    Carolina 6 3 0 .667 241 232 5-0 1-3
    Atlanta 4 5 0 .444 244 254 3-2 1-3
    Tampa Bay 3 6 0 .333 232 291 2-2 1-4
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Washington 6 3 0 .667 176 175 3-2 3-1
    Dallas 4 5 0 .444 181 171 3-1 1-4
    Philadelphia 4 5 0 .444 198 183 2-3 2-2
    NY Giants 2 7 0 .222 177 228 0-4 2-3
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 9 1 0 .900 335 231 5-0 4-1
    Seattle 4 5 0 .444 219 192 1-2 3-3
    Arizona 2 7 0 .222 124 225 1-4 1-3
    San Francisco 2 8 0 .200 230 266 2-3 0-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 6 2 1 .722 279 209 3-2 3-0
    Cincinnati 5 4 0 .556 235 288 3-2 2-2
    Baltimore 4 5 0 .444 213 160 2-2 2-3
    Cleveland 3 6 1 .350 218 263 3-2 0-4
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 6 3 0 .667 216 184 3-1 3-2
    Tennessee 5 4 0 .556 168 151 3-1 2-3
    Indianapolis 4 5 0 .444 260 239 2-2 2-3
    Jacksonville 3 6 0 .333 160 199 2-3 1-3
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 7 3 0 .700 280 236 5-0 2-3
    Miami 5 5 0 .500 199 256 4-1 1-4
    Buffalo 3 7 0 .300 137 251 1-3 2-4
    NY Jets 3 7 0 .300 208 254 2-3 1-4
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 9 1 0 .900 353 240 5-0 4-1
    Los Angeles 7 2 0 .778 240 186 3-1 4-1
    Denver 3 6 0 .333 205 213 2-3 1-3
    Oakland 1 8 0 .111 147 272 1-4 0-4
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 2685
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Murray MIN 417
    D. Cook MIN 187
    K. Cousins MIN 81
    M. Boone MIN 47
    S. Diggs MIN 36
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 947
    S. Diggs MIN 587
    K. Rudolph MIN 349
    L. Treadwell MIN 253
    L. Murray MIN 132
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 60
    H. Smith MIN 47
    D. Hunter MIN 43
    L. Joseph MIN 31
    S. Richardson MIN 30
  • Interceptions
    H. Smith MIN 3
    A. Harris MIN 1
    H. Hill MIN 1
    M. Hughes MIN 1
    (2) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 11.5
    M. Alexander MIN 3.0
    H. Smith MIN 3.0
    S. Weatherly MIN 3.0
    E. Griffen MIN 2.5
  • Passing Yards
    J. Goff LAR 3134
    M. Ryan ATL 3015
    A. Rodgers GB 2741
    K. Cousins MIN 2685
    D. Brees NO 2601
  • Rushing Yards
    T. Gurley II LAR 988
    E. Elliott DAL 831
    A. Peterson WAS 672
    M. Breida SF 632
    S. Barkley NYG 586
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1040
    M. Thomas NO 950
    A. Thielen MIN 947
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 858
    B. Cooks LAR 857
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    C. Littleton LAR 83
    M. Foster WAS 79
    J. Hicks PHI 78
    B. Martinez GB 78
    F. Warner SF 76
  • Interceptions
    D. Kazee ATL 5
    K. Fuller CHI 4
    D. Jackson CAR 4
    D. Swearinger Sr. WAS 4
    (6) Players 3
  • Sacks
    A. Donald LAR 12.5
    D. Hunter MIN 11.5
    C. Jones ARI 8.5
    F. Clark SEA 8.0
    J. Pierre-Paul TB 8.0
  • Passing Yards
    P. Mahomes KC 3150
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 2888
    T. Brady NE 2748
    A. Luck IND 2472
    J. Flacco BAL 2465
  • Rushing Yards
    J. Conner PIT 771
    K. Hunt KC 754
    M. Gordon III LAC 672
    P. Lindsay DEN 591
    N. Chubb CLE 579
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Hopkins HOU 894
    T. Hill KC 891
    T. Kelce KC 787
    J. Smith-Schuster PIT 762
    E. Sanders DEN 707
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. Leonard IND 97
    K. Alonso MIA 89
    A. Hitchens KC 80
    A. Williamson NYJ 78
    T. Smith Sr. JAX 73
  • Interceptions
    K. Alonso MIA 3
    J. Bates III CIN 3
    X. Howard MIA 3
    D. King II LAC 3
    (5) Players 3
  • Sacks
    D. Ford KC 9.0
    M. Garrett CLE 9.0
    V. Miller DEN 9.0
    J. Watt HOU 9.0
    (2) Players 8.0
  • Monday, November 12
    NY Giants 27, San Francisco 23, F
  • Thursday, November 15
    Green Bay @ Seattle
  • Sunday, November 18
    Cincinnati @ Baltimore Carolina @ Detroit Tennessee @ Indianapolis
    Dallas @ Atlanta Tampa Bay @ NY Giants Houston @ Washington
    Pittsburgh @ Jacksonville Denver @ Los Angeles Oakland @ Arizona
    Philadelphia @ New Orleans Minnesota @ Chicago
  • Monday, November 19
    Kansas City @ Los Angeles
  • Thursday, November 22
    Chicago @ Detroit Washington @ Dallas Atlanta @ New Orleans
Vikings
1:20pm
Thielen on Bears defense: 'They're just smart football players'

Thielen on Bears defense: 'They're just smart football players'

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen respects Chicago's defense and knows it will be a tough game against the first place team in the NFC North.
Vikings
1:19pm
Dalvin Cook: 'It's always about being out there and available'

Dalvin Cook: 'It's always about being out there and available'

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook says he feels fully recovered after a hamstring injury held him out of action until the Detroit game almost two weeks ago.
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7:46am

Zimmer: 'We can be nasty when we want to'

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer talks about how the Bears defense will prove to be a challenge in Sunday's game.
Vikings
November 15
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Cousins on Bears: 'They have good players all over the yard'

Quarterback Kirk Cousins says the Vikings have been focusing on the Bears' ability to create turnovers on defense as they approach Sunday's game.
Vikings
November 15

Scouting report: Nagy has made Bears unpredictable

The Bears defense has been the stabilizing force. It is in the top five in average yards allowed (319.6) and rushing yards allowed (84) while forcing 24 takeaways.
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Vikings
November 14
Mitch Trubisky and the Bears are 6-3 and lead the NFC North.

In high-scoring NFL, it's time for NFC North to stand up for itself

Inside the NFL: Entering a key game between the Vikings and the Bears, it's clear the North is a weak division.
Vikings
November 14
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray (25) Chicago Bears free safety Eddie Jackson (39) Chicago Bears defensive end Jonathan Bullard (90) 12:

Access Vikings: Vikings to battle Chicago for first place

After the bye, the Vikings don't have an easy start to the second half of the season with taking on the Bears, the leaders of the NFC North.
Vikings
November 14
Vikings, Bears could be a great defensive battle

Vikings, Bears could be a great defensive battle

Vikings players give their impressions of what the Bears defense will bring and what they need to do to overcome Chicago while on the road.
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Vikings
November 14
Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs, right, returned to practice Wednesday, but linebacker Anthony Barr, left, is still sitting out because of an injur

Diggs returns to Vikings practice; Barr sits out again

Receiver Stefon Diggs missed the Lions game because of a rib injury. Linebacker Anthony Barr has missed the past two games because of a hamstring injury.
Vikings
November 14
Third down can change lives, careers in NFL

Third down can change lives, careers in NFL

Mike Zimmer's defense currently is best in the league on third down. The team that is last has a connection to Zimmer and just fired its defensive coordinator.
Vikings
November 13
Sharrif Floyd was the Vikings’ first-round pick in 2013 out of Florida.

Lawsuit details surgery that ended ex-Viking Floyd's career

Floyd arrived at the Andrews Institute in Pensacola, Fla., in September 2016 surprised he'd been scheduled for surgery on his right knee.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) makes an 11-yard reception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct
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Vikings
November 13

Mark Craig's Week 11 NFL power rankings

The Titans jumped from 19th to sixth after beating the Patriots.
Vikings
November 13
How will Mack, Bears defense test the Vikings? Take a look

How will Mack, Bears defense test the Vikings? Take a look

Asked recently if anything about the NFC North has jumped out at him, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said enough with what he didn’t say in his response.
Vikings
November 12
Harrison Smith of the Vikings sacked 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garappolo on Sept. 9.

Key defensive changes have Vikings back on track

Coach Mike Zimmer is using overload blitzes to get lots of sacks from defensive backs.
Vikings super fans Sid Davey and David Garza showed up in Canton to support the Vikings during their 1st preseason game of the season.
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November 12
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) celebrates with teammate Everson Griffen (97) after sacking Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Sta

Listen: Vikings can take control of NFC North in Chicago

In the latest edition of the Access Vikings podcast, Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings-Bears wrestle for control of the NFC North on Sunday night, answer Twitter questions and more.
Vikings
November 12
Ameer Abdullah

'Excited' Abdullah looking for a fresh start with the Vikings

The Vikings claimed former Detroit running back Ameer Abdullah off waivers Nov. 8, and he comes to the Vikings hoping to reboot his career.
Vikings
November 12

Vikings sack leaders

The Vikings lead the NFL with 31 sacks this season.

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