|LB Pisa Tinoisamoa||Knee||OUT|
|TE Desmond Clark||Neck||Doubtful|
|TE Kellen Davis||Ankle||Probable|
|G Roberto Garza||Ankle||Probable|
|DT Tommie Harris||Knee||Probable|
|S Kevin Payne||Back||Probable|
|G Anthony Herrera||Concussion||Doubtful|
|RB Adrian Peterson||Ankle/Illness||Questionable|
|CB Antoine Winfield||Foot||Questionable|
|WR Bernard Berrian||Hamstring||Probable|
|LB E.J. Henderson||Knee||Probable|
|CB Benny Sapp||Groin||Probable|
|FB Naufahu Tahi||Ankle||Probable|
Bears Offense vs. Vikings Defense
Cornerback Antoine Winfield has been trying to recover from a foot injury that has had him out of action for the last month. Benny Sapp has been starting in his place. The Vikings' defense only has one weakness. They give up a lot of passing yardage (231.5) and have only picked off seven passes.
The Bears will need to do all they can to limit the disruptiveness of Allen. It will be tough to run against the Williams Wall. The Bears will be passing. The Vikings will be blitzing. Count on it.
Vikings Offense vs. Bears Defense
The Bears defense is as healthy as it's going to be. They've lost linebackers Brian Urlacher and Pisa Tinoisamoa from the very beginning of the year. Tommie Harris (knee) has played better of late. He might get a chance to expose the injury at right guard for the Vikings. Strong safety Al Afalava is back to near full strength, and he'll be needed to put the breaks on Peterson.
There is no reason to expect the Bears' defense to stop the Vikings in Minnesota. The Vikings are the kind of team that you cannot sell out on to stop the pass or run and dare them to beat you with the other element. They can beat you with either. Pick your poison in Peterson or Favre. Although Favre can be gotten to (21 sacks), there is no reason to believe he'll be pressured into turnovers.
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