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10 Vikings-Bears Numbers of Note: Minnesota Going for 4th Straight Win vs. Chicago

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings suffered their first loss of the season on Sunday, a 21-10 road defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Minnesota now has an extra day to prepare for a Monday Night Football matchup against the division rival Chicago Bears.

The Vikings are 5-1 and sit atop the NFC North. Chicago has lost three straight games for the second time this season.

Here's a look at 10 numbers of note headed into Sunday's matchup:

14 — Number of points per game allowed by the Vikings defense this season, which is tied for the league lead; Both Minnesota and Seattle have given up 84 points through six games.

15.9 — Number of points per game scored by Chicago, which ranks last in the NFL. Minnesota ranks 18th at 21.5 points per game

5.5 — Number of sacks for Vikings defensive end Brian Robison in 18 career games against the Bears

3 — Number of consecutive wins by the Vikings against the Bears; The three-game stretch is Minnesota's longest win streak against Chicago since winning three consecutive games from November 1999 to October 2000.

7 — Number of consecutive field goals made by Vikings kicker Blair Walsh against the Bears; Walsh is 15 of 18 on field goals in his career against Chicago, including a pair of game-winning field goals (one in overtime in 2013 and one last season as time expired).

Plus-11 — Minnesota leads the NFL with a plus-11 turnover ratio. The Vikings turned the ball over four times in Sunday's loss against the Eagles, but their turnover ratio stayed the same thanks to four forced turnovers by the Minnesota defense. Chicago is minus-2 this season (tied for 19th).

520 — Number of receiving yards for Chicago wide receiver Alshon Jeffery this season; Jeffrey ranks 13th in the NFL in receiving yards and has 32 catches but hasn't scored a touchdown this season.

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

3 — Number of quarterbacks Chicago has used this season; Jay Cutler began the season as the starter but was injured, and Brian Hoyer took over. Hoyer broke his arm last Thursday against Green Bay, and Matt Barkley stepped in. On Monday, Cutler was cleared to play for the upcoming game.

6 — Number of games the Vikings have played the Bears at Soldier Field on Monday Night Football; Minnesota is 4-2 in such games, although it lost the most recent contest in overtime in 2009.

1 — League ranking for the Vikings defense in yards allowed per game; Minnesota is giving up an average of 279.5 yards per game and is the only team holding opponents to under 300 yards per game.

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