The Vikings (8-5) host the Chicago Bears (5-8) at noon (CT) at the University of Minnesota on Sunday. The Vikings have a 4-2 record at home this season, and the Bears are 4-2 on the road. Minnesota has a chance to sweep the Bears this season after a 23-20 victory at Soldier Field in Week 8. The Vikings last swept the Bears in 2007. Find out what the Chicago Bears coaches and players said this week about the Vikings when they addressed the media:
Chicago Bears Head Coach John Fox on the Week 8 loss to the Vikings:
"When it's a close contest it comes down to making plays. (The Vikings) made a couple of plays late that we were in position to make and didn't. I think the Vikings team has changed some since then, and so has our team."
Fox on Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer's defense:
"They play good team defense. Mike Zimmer's been around a long time. They've had their system implemented there for a minute through personnel as well as scheme. With time you inject the kind of players that fit your system. In my opinion, he does. They can play all four downs, which I think it very critical."
Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio on facing Vikings RB Adrian Peterson:
"Well he is a complete back when he has the ball in his hands. He can run with power. He can run with elusiveness. He'll bounce the ball outside or bring it all the way back against the grain. Once he gets in the open he's got top-level speed so he's got a pretty tough package there to stop, and that's why he is perennially one of the best in the league."
Chicago Bears running back Jeremy Langford on Peterson:
"He's a great running back. I watched him last week in the Thursday Night Football game. You can tell that he as he's getting older he's still a good running back. As a young player, that's something you watch and you want to be like.
Chicago Bears CB Tracy Porter on containing Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater:
"I think we have to continue to create the tight windows for him to throw in. We need to do a good job of making him hold the ball to allow our pass rush to get there. Our pass rush, they have to do their job to make him throw bad passes so we can potentially capitalize off of them. It all boils down to the rush and coverage working together. If we are on the same page, then we are going to create a tough down for him."