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10 Vikings-Bears Numbers of Note

Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Bears.

3rd or 4th — the possible order of finish in the NFC North for the Vikings and Bears; the winner of Sunday's contest will finish third, and the loser will finish fourth; order of finish will affect draft order, and will impact two games on the 2015 regular season schedule; the Vikings are scheduled to host the NFC East team and visit the NFC South club that finishes in the same order, meaning the New York Giants (6-9) or Washington Redskins (4-11) will visit Minnesota next season, along with St. Louis and Seattle from the NFC West, San Diego and Kansas City from the AFC West and NFC North rivals Green Bay, Detroit and Chicago

5 — interceptions on the season for Harrison Smith, which is tied for third in the NFL; Smith has at least one interception against Chicago's Jay Cutler in each of his three seasons, including the Nov. 16 game at Soldier Field; Ryan Mundy leads the Bears with four interceptions (tied for seventh)

(minus) 6 — net turnover differential for Chicago this season (tied for 22nd in NFL); the Bears have 29 giveaways (19 interceptions, 10 fumbles lost), compared to 23 takeaways (13 interceptions, 10 fumbles); Cutler has been involved on 24 of the giveaways (18 interceptions, six fumbles lost); Minnesota has 19 takeaways (13 interceptions, six fumble recoveries) and 19 giveaways (17 interceptions, two fumbles lost) and is tied for 14th in turnover differential 

8 — ranking of pass defense for Minnesota (226.7 passing yards allowed per game); the Vikings rank 15th in total defense (350.1 yards allowed per game) and 25th in rushing yards allowed (123.3) per game; the Bears offense ranks 13th in passing (241.8), 26th in rushing (89.5) and 20th in total offense (331.3)

9 — rushing touchdowns this season for Matt Asiata, which is tied for third in the NFL; only Marshawn Lynch and DeMarco Murray, who each have 12, have posted more rushing TDs than Asiata, who has 64 points on the year, the same as Bears running back Matt Forte

12 — total number of field goals attempted by the Bears this season; Robbie Gould made nine of those but is out Sunday and likely to be replaced by Jay Feely, who has kicked 5-of-6 extra points but hasn't attempted a field goal; Vikings kicker Blair Walsh is 24-for-33 on field goals, including 11 successful kicks from 40 or more yards

16 — total touchdowns by the Vikings in the past five weeks, which is third-most in the NFL in that span; Minnesota had 17 total TDs in its first 10 games, which ranked 30th in the NFL; Teddy Bridgewater has nine TD passes since Minnesota last played Chicago in the Week 11 matchup that followed the Vikings bye

99.4 — average passer rating for Bridgewater in his past five games, which is the seventh highest in the NFL in that span; Bridgewater has had a rating of 114 or higher in three of the past four games, helping the Vikings score 30 or more points in each of those contests

343 — combined touches this season for Forte, who ranks third in the NFL in yards from scrimmage (1,772); Forte has carried the ball 249 times for 987 yards and six touchdowns on the ground and caught 94 passes for 785 yards and four TDs

549 — career receptions for Greg Jennings, which ranks 91st all-time in the NFL; Jennings leads the Vikings in receptions (56), yards (697) and receiving touchdowns (six); in 13 games against the Bears, Jennings has 53 catches for 766 yards and five receiving TDs

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