MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Coming off a Monday night showdown against the
should know better not to overlook the
heading into Sunday's game between the NFC North Division rivals.
After all, the Bears are coming off a surprising 21-10 victory over the
Green Bay Packers
at Lambeau Field. Chicago also has won four of the last six meetings from Minnesota.
Minnesota rolled up 410 yards and 25 first downs, but struggled in the red zone in last week's 27-16 loss at Philadelphia.
completed 37-of-47 passes for 343 yards and one touchdown with an interception while also losing a fumble. He has completed 77.1 percent (54-of-70) of his passes for 585 yards and six touchdowns with one interception.
Culpepper could be looking for star wide receiver
against the Bears, who will be without playmaking safety
for the rest of the season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. The Bears also will be without starting cornerback
, who is out indefinitely with a knee injury.
In 12 career games against the Bears, Moss has 75 catches for 1,005 yards and eight touchdowns. He had 13 receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns against the Bears last season as the teams split two meetings.
If the Bears are going to keep the Vikings' potent offense off the field, they will need to rely on their running game.
rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' victory over the Packers. He has gained 219 yards on 44 carries, a 5.0 average to go along with three touchdowns in two games.
, a 2003 first-round pick, made his first career start in last season's second meeting between the teams. He went 13-of-30 for 157 yards in the Bears' 13-10 victory.
Matchup to watch: Bears middle linebacker
in a clash of Pro Bowlers.
Series: Minnesota leads, 46-38-2.
Next week: Chicago hosts Philadelphia, October 3 Minnesota has its bye week