The Vikings (4-2) will visit the Bears (2-4) at noon (CT) Sunday at Soldier Field for the first of two meetings. It's safe to say that Chicago took note of Minnesota's pass rush effort in Detroit that resulted in 7.0 sacks* *of Matthew Stafford last week, based on comments during media sessions this week.
1. Bears Head Coach John Fox on the pass rush last week:
"They did a superb job. I can tell [Head Coach Mike Zimmer's] fingerprints are on a lot of the things they're doing."
**2. Bears Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase on figuring out different disguises:
"They do a great job of disguising who is coming. That's why Coach Zimmer has had the success he's had over his career. He makes it tough on offenses. He always has. You saw last week what it did to Detroit. It's been that way for a long time and you just have to do a good job of giving the quarterback options and making sure we do a good job in our protections of knowing who to block and working our system.
3. Bears quarterback Jay Culter on the Vikings blitzes and collective pass rush:
"They show you a lot of different fronts. It's something they take a lot of pride in. They're extremely good at it. With the linebackers, they're very coordinated with who they bring, who they don't bring. They get the safeties involved, the nickel involved (on blitzes). They have talent up front too."
4. Bears outside linebacker Pernell McPhee on Teddy Bridgewater:
"He's a young guy but you can tell he's a guy who works hard in the film room. He does a lot of great things with his legs to extend plays and you can tell he knows his offense, where his check-down is at. He knows where all the routes are at and does a great job with timing."Peterson was in the fifth game of his rookie season in Minnesota and rushed for career-highs of 224 yards and three touchdowns against the divisional foe on that day. When the RB addressed the media in the locker room on Thursday, he recalled his spectacular day running the football and the nail-biting 34-31 Vikings victory.