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The Bear’s Den, December 19, 2020

Injuries may play a key role in Sunday’s game against the purple ones from the Bread & Butter State.

Chicago IL 9/23/01 Vikings at Chicago Bears-----Chicago Bears Marty Booker (86) dives into the endzone in the 4th quarater giveing the bears a 10-10 tie with the Vikings during Sunday NFL action at Solider Field.
September 23, 2001, Chicago Bears Marty Booker (86) dives into the end zone in the 4th quarter giving the Bears a 10-10 tie at that point with the Vikings at Solider Field. Chicago ended up winning the game 17-10.

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

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Bears at Vikings Game Preview Volume II: The Stakehouse - Da Bears Blog - The Bears are 6-7. And this might be the most important game ever played by a 6-7 team.

Bears’ Skrine out, Johnson questionable against Vikings - 670 The Score - The Bears have ruled nickel cornerback Buster Skrine out against the Vikings on Sunday as he remains in the concussion protocol, while rookie cornerback Jaylon Johnson is questionable to play because of a right shoulder injury.

Emma’s Tailgater: Nagy-Trubisky disconnect is again clear - 670 The Score - The disconnect between Bears coach Matt Nagy and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky regarding their preferences in the offensive system became clear once again this week. And at long last, Trubisky is getting his way.

670 staff predictions: Bears-Vikings - The Bears (6-7) visit the Vikings (6-7) on Sunday afternoon. 670 The Score will have pregame with Hub Arkush, Olin Kreutz and Patrick Mannelly starting at 9 a.m. and continuing until game time at noon.

The Pick Is In: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - 2020 Week 15 game - ChicagoBears.com - Local and national NFL analysts make their pick for the Week 15 game between the Bears and Vikings Sunday in Minneapolis. Keep track of their weekly record here on ChicagoBears.com.

Chicago Bears kicker Cairo Santos looks to continue hot streak - ChicagoBears.com - Having converted his last 18 field goals, Bears kicker Cairo Santos looks to continue his comeback season.

Bears’ Sam Mustipher making an impact: ‘He just takes charge’ - Chicago Sun-Times - The unassuming Notre Dame product has made an impression in four starts — not only as a productive player, but as a leader who already has had an infectious impact on the offensive line.

Chicago Bears podcast breaks down Mitch Trubisky's future - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears take on the Minnesota Vikings with — somehow — a possible playoff spot on the line, and Dan Wiederer and Brad Biggs are here to preview the game — and look at Mitch Trubisky's future.

Week 15 predictions: Can Chicago Bears beat Minnesota Vikings? - Chicago Tribune - The Chicago Bears' Week 15 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings is basically a must-win game for both NFC North teams. The winner will stay in the NFC playoff hunt while the loser is all but done. Can the Bears build on their rout of the Houston Texans and stay in contention?

Chicago Bears Week 15 storylines: Cole Kmet’s increased role - Chicago Tribune - From angry demands for massive changes at Halas Hall to an outside possibility of making the playoffs, the Bears remain in the front car of 2020's roller coaster.

Is Bears' QB conundrum good for Mitch Trubisky, Matt Nagy? – The Athletic - Matt Nagy needs Mitch Trubisky and Trubisky needs Nagy.

Pete Carroll and John Schneider work well as coach, GM – The Athletic - Holding the title of GM in the NFL isn't always what people think. The relationship between the head coach and GM is vital to success.

Bears-Vikings: Key matchups, game picks and more – The Athletic - Bears, Vikings meet with playoff hopes still on the line in Week 15.

Game Preview: Chicago Bears - Minnesota Vikings (Week 15) - Chicago Audible Podcast - Listen as the guys share everything you need to know before the Chicago Bears take on the Minnesota Vikings.

Bears Matchup Flashback: Week 10 Skol-ding - On Tap Sports Net - Looking back on the first meeting of the season between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings before a crucial Week 15 matchup.

Injury Update: Chicago Bears CB Jaylon Johnson questionable, CB Buster Skrine out for Week 15 game vs. Minnesota Vikings - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears will be missing definitely one and possibly two of their five main defensive backs due to injuries Sunday when they visit the Vikings in Minnesota.

Bears are not the team with a rickety kicker - Chicago Sun-Times - While Cairo Santos has made 18 straight field goals for the Bears, Dan Bailey is coming off one of the worst games by any kicker this season.

Bears notebook: Buster Skrine out, Jaylon Johnson questionable for Sunday vs. Vikings - Chicago Sun-Times - Johnson’s shoulder injury puts rookie rematch with Vikings’ receiver Justin Jefferson on hold. Rookie Kindle Vildor likely next man up if he can’t go. Duke Shelley again will play for Skrine.

5 things the Bears got right in an otherwise exasperating 2020 season - Chicago Sun-Times - It hasn’t been all bad for the 6-7 Bears. Here’s a look at several bright spots and what they might mean for the team’s future.

Bears-Vikings podcast: Peering into the Mitch Trubisky-Matt Nagy crystal ball - Chicago Sun-Times - Sunday’s game against the Vikings is a must-win for the Bears. But how much will it affect the fates of Mitch Trubisky and Matt Nagy?

Bears become more collaborative as offensive coordinator Bill Lazor settles into play-calling role - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s not just the numbers, which are likely inflated by the Bears facing bad defenses. The overall flow and style of their offense is better than at any point this season or last.

POLISH SAUSAGE

QB Index, Week 15: Aaron Rodgers overtakes Patrick Mahomes at No. 1 - Does Aaron Rodgers deserve the title of QB1 over Patrick Mahomes? NFL.com editors assess the quarterback hierarchy heading into Week 15 of the 2020 NFL season.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Previewing Week 15 with Bears Talk Underground - Daily Norseman - Here we go again

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings: Interim injury reports - Daily Norseman - A pretty significant change for the visiting team

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Householder & Berckes' Best Bets: Chicago Bears-Minnesota Vikings spread, total survivor picks - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears look to keep any hopes of a playoff berth alive against the Vikings, which side is the winning side?

Wiltfong's Bears vs Vikings Injury Report: Jaylon Johnson among 5 questionable for Chicago - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are heading into their game against the Minnesota Vikings short handed as they’ve already ruled nickelback Buster Skrine out for the game, but they’ve also listed five players as...

Householder: Week 15 Game Preview - Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - Windy City Gridiron - Two teams "in the hunt." Only one can remain "in the hunt." Which team is hunter and which one is huntee?

Snyder & Spielberger's Bears Over Beers: PFF’s Brad Spielberger Joins - Windy City Gridiron - JB has a bye week so Brad stops by to talk Texans, Vikes, and what 2021 really holds for the Bears.

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