Moss has 75 catches for 1,005 yards (13.3) and eight touchdowns in 12 games against the Bears. Culpepper is 160-of-248 passing (64.5) for 1,716 yards, nine TDs, five INTs and an 88.4 rating in eight games against Chicago.
Bears CB R.W. McQuarters, who could get the mission of tailing Vikings WR Randy Moss. McQuarters wasn't starting until Jerry Azumah suffered a neck injury in training camp, but he has had some success against Moss in the past, although he has generally gotten plenty of help cover the top from a safety.
The secondary will not be able to keep up with the Minnesota receivers for long, so they'll need heed help from a pass rush that has produced only two sacks and Ogunleye has none.
Haayer, a third-year pro, will be making his first NFL start in his seventh game. Dorsey is a rookie fourth-round draft pick who needs a year of seasoning. Both will play against Ogunleye, who has only seven tackles in two games.
Expect the Vikings to give Haayer and Dorsey help with tight ends and running backs.
However Minnesota has also been hit by injury at tight end. TE Jermaine Wiggins (hand) probably will miss the next two games over three weeks. His absence, and the news that Jim Kleinsasser (knee) is heading for injured reserve, leaves only rookies Richard Owens and Jim Dugan at tight end.
All in all, both team's go into the game with important pieces missing. The game could come down to which side can takes advantage of lining up against backups.