|DE Adewale Ogunleye||Leg||OUT|
|S Kevin Payne||Ankle||Doubtful|
|DE Gaines Adams||Ankle||Questionable|
|S Al Afalava||Knee||Questionable|
|WR Devin Hester||Calf||Questionable|
|P Brad Maynard||Groin||Questionable|
|DT Tommie Harris||Knee||Probable|
|OT Orlando Pace||Groin||Probable|
|RB Adrian Peterson||Illness||Probable|
|OT Chris Williams||Ankle||Probable|
|DT Pat Williams||Elbow||Questionable|
|G Steve Hutchinson||Shoulder||Probable|
|DE Brian Robison||Quadriceps||Probable|
|CB Antoine Winfield||Foot||Probable|
Bears Offense vs. Vikings Defense
Massive defensive tackle Pat Williams has an elbow injury that shouldn't keep him out for Monday. He'll face off again with Olin Kreutz. Williams has been openly disrespectful of Kreutz dating back to his days as a Buffalo Bill. If he is limited at all, Jimmy Kennedy will see some action. Kennedy spent a few games with the Bears in 2007. Penn State teammates Kennedy, Michael Haynes and Anthony Adams have all modeled the navy and orange at one time or another.
The Vikings defense is in the top 10 in rushing yards allowed, total yards allowed and points allowed. While many will focus correctly on Allen's 13.5 sacks, keep in mind that they have 43 for the season and can get to the quarterback with Edwards (6.5) and Kevin Williams (6). The Vikings' pass defense has been average. If the Bears are going to have any chance, they'll need to find matchups in the passing game they can exploit and make sure Cutler stays clean and keeps a cool head.
Vikings Offense vs. Bears Defense
Defensive end Adewale Ogunleye was lost for the season in last week's game with a leg fracture. It's not saying much, but he has been the closest thing the Bears have had to a dominating pass rusher since Rosevelt Colvin. Ogunleye is a free agent after the season and may have played his last game as a Bear. His injury will allow an audition for Gaines Adams, Mark Anderson and possibly rookie Jarron Gilbert. Safeties Al Afalava (knee) and Kevin Payne (ankle) are banged up. If either cannot play, Danieal Manning is likely to return to the lineup.
How many ways are there to die? Brett Favre should have no problem exploiting the Bears' soft coverage at the line or the gaping holes in the zones. Meanwhile, Adrian Peterson will be looking to have a dominant game down the stretch to put an exclamation point on another fine season. The Bears' 25th-ranked run defense isn't likely to pose many obstacles. In the red zone, keep an eye out for tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and his nine receiving touchdowns.
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