The Chicago Bears are hoping Halloween night will be a night that the Monsters of the Midway come out of hibernation to dismantle the one dimensional Minnesota Vikings’ offense. Outside linebacker Pernell McPhee will be a week further along in his conditioning and should be able to play more than 19 snaps. The Bears do list him as questionable, but I think that’s just posturing by the Bears.
McPhee isn’t missing this game.
Also questionable for the Bears’ D are starting corners Bryce Callahan and Tracy Porter. Rookie corner Deiondre' Hall has already been ruled out, so with him out and Jacoby Glenn back on the practice squad, the Bears may be forced to play De'Vante Bausby at corner if Callahan or Porter can’t go on Monday night.
Nose tackle Eddie Goldman still hasn’t been able to practice and is listed as doubtful, but I don’t expect him to suit up.
Offensively the Bears could be without right guard Kyle Long and wide out Eddie Royal, both of whom are listed as doubtful. Left guard Josh Sitton is listed as questionable, as are running back Jeremy Langford and wide out Cameron Meredith.
But in case you’ve been 100% zeroed in on the Cubs and missed the news, the Bears will have starting quarterback Jay Cutler back this week.
The Vikings have ruled out RB Jerick McKinnon, S Andrew Sendejo, DT Sharrif Floyd and G Zac Kerin. Questionable Vikings are CB Marcus Sherels, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, TE MyCole Pruitt and WR Jarius Wright.