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10 Vikings-Bears Numbers of Note: Division Rivals to Meet for 117th Time

EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings will head on the road this weekend for their second division matchup in three weeks.

Minnesota and Chicago will face off at Soldier Field for the 117th all-time contest between the franchises. The Vikings currently lead the series with a record of 60-53-2 in the regular season but lost the teams' single postseason meeting.

The Bears have gone 4-6 against the Vikings since Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer took the helm in 2014 and are 3-2 at home in that time span. Chicago enters Sunday's game having defeated Minnesota in both meetings last season en route to an NFC North title.

Here's a look at 10 numbers of note heading into this Week 4 game:

7 – Stefon Diggs has seven career touchdowns against Chicago, which is tied with Green Bay for his most against any opponent. The fifth-year receiver scored his second career touchdown against the Bears as a rookie in 2015. The 40-yard play tied the game at 20, and Blair Walsh kicked a 36-yard field goal for a Vikings win as time expired.

193.7 – The Vikings rank second in the NFL, behind Baltimore, in rushing yards. Through three games, Minnesota is averaging 193.7 yards on the ground per contest after averaging 100 yards fewer (93.3) per game last season.

3 – Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel scored three touchdowns against the Redskins on Monday Night Football but left the game with a concussion. Gabriel's trio of scores bring him halfway to his career-high six touchdowns scored in 2016 with Atlanta.

81.3 – Mitchell Trubisky enters Sunday's game with a passer rating of 81.3. The third-year Bears quarterback is 67-of-103 passing for 579 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Trubisky has been sacked eight times, including five by Green Bay in the season opener.

375 – Dalvin Cook leads the league in rushing with an impressive 375 yards on the ground. The third-year running back already has a career-high four rushing touchdowns and has been healthy after battling injuries in his first two seasons.

31 – Minnesota is averaging 164.7 passing yards per game entering this weekend's divisional matchup, which ranks 31st in the NFL. Interestingly, Chicago isn't far ahead; the Bears are averaging just 178.7 passing yards per game, which is 29th.

0 – The Vikings offensive line did not allow a single sack of quarterback Kirk Cousins against the Raiders in Week 3. Cousins has been sacked just twice thus far on the season.

26 – The Vikings have averaged 26 points per game in the first three weeks, good enough for seventh-best in the NFL. The Bears rank 26th with 16.7 points per game.

29.4 – Minnesota's defense has allowed its opponents to convert just 29.4 percent of their third-down attempts. The stat places the Vikings at No. 6 in the league, with the Patriots (12.82 percent) topping the league.

53 – Bears kicker Eddie Piniero kicked a 53-yard field goal in Week 2 to lift the Bears over the Broncos. He also made a 52-yarder earlier in the game. So far this season, Piniero has made five of six field goal attempts (missing from 44 against Washington) and all five of his extra point attempts.

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