The Vikings will be trying for their third straight victory and to be taken more seriously in the pursuit for an NFL playoff berth. The Bears, after a 5-1 start, will be looking to break a three-game losing streak and simply to be taken more seriously,

Gameview: Follow tonight's Vikings-Bears play-by-play and statistics here

Come back to for more as Monday's kickoff approaches. Our game day coverage includes a Live Blog, where you can see what our writers are saying about the game and get updates from around the NFL, as well as up-to-the-minute statistics on our Gameview from U.S. Bank Stadium.

Kickoff: 7:15 p.m.

TV: ESPN and Ch. 4. Radio: 100.3 FM and Vikings radio network stations, Satellite

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