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Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings- Game Thread

Week 3 brings us to a game for early control of the NFC North.  I have to say I haven't looked forward to a game this month in quite some time.

Game time is 1PM EST.

Gonzo from the SB Vikings blog, Daily Norseman has sent this over for keys to the game for the Vikings.

In my opinion, the biggest key for the Vikings is that they need to continue being able to get off the field on third down.  Over the first two games, the Vikings are only allowing 3rd down conversions at a 26% clip (27 3rd downs faced, 7 1st downs allowed).  Chicago's offense is converting 3rd downs at a 39% clip (10/26), which is in the top half of the league, percentage-wise.  If the Vikings can keep the Chicago running game bottled up and keep the Bears in 2nd and 3rd and long situations, I don't think Grossman will be able to shred the Minnesota secondary in the manner he did to Detroit and Green Bay, two teams with secondaries that are far inferior to Minnesota's.

Here are your injury reports.

BEARS Injury Report
Player Position Injury Status
Airese Currie WR Shoulder Questionable
Patrick Mannelly LS Illness Questionable
Israel Idonije DT Ankle Questionable

Minnesota Injury Report
Player Position Injury Status
Marcus Robinson WR Hamstring Questionable
Artis Hicks G Shoulder Probable
Tarvaris Jackson WR Knee Probable

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