The Vikings have seen their offense reduced in its effectiveness with injuries to Michael Bennett, Mike Rosenthal and Jim Kleinsasser. The defense, meanwhile has remained largely intact with the exception of the loss of cornerback Ken Irvin.
But one major loss will end Sunday when Kenny Mixon returns from a two-game suspension when the Vikings meet the Bears. His return comes none too soon, since the Vikings are currently rated dead last in pass defense in the NFL.
Mixon is expected to assume his regular role at defensive end, taking over for Chuck Wiley and Lance Johnstone -- who competed under a time share at the position.
* Moe Williams is expected to be upgraded to probable for Sunday's game.
* The Bears added defensive lineman Tank Johnson to the team's injury report and listed him as questionable.
Mixon Primed For Return
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