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The Vikings can earn a first-round bye with a win against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. What channel are they on for TV and radio, what are the odds, rankings and more?
Sunday’s matchup with the Chicago Bears coming to U.S. Bank Stadium could be a battle of defenses and mobile quarterbacks.
The Minnesota Vikings have been touting the mobility of Bears QB Mitch Trubisky, who has caught some teams by surprise, running a career-high seven times for 44 yards last week against Cleveland.
But the downfall of Trubisky is that he has only seven touchdown passes this year in 11 starts. He has only one game with more than 300 yards passing, but that came two weeks ago at Detroit.
The great eraser is Vikings safety Harrison Smith, who had his first multi-interception game last week in a 16-0 shutout of the Green Bay Packers. It took some time for Vikings coach Mike Zimmer to figure out what he had with Smith when the head coach arrived in 2014, but now the Vikings use Smith all over the field.
“That position that we’ve had, I’ve had in the past some pretty good players that have been able to do a lot of things,” Zimmer said. “So we tried to do a lot of things with him and each time he showed he could do it. I think the biggest thing that showed up was really how smart he is and instinctive and competitive – a playmaker. All those things showed up.”
The Vikings’ first task will be stopping 1,000-yard running back Jordan Howard, who is averaging 121 rushing yards per game and 5.4 yards per carry in three games against Minnesota. But if the Vikings sell out to stop Howard, the play-actions and bootlegs with Trubisky could hurt them.
The same can be said for Minnesota QB Case Keenum, whose elusiveness can catch teams by surprised, despite the fact that he has been picking his spots to run wisely.
“I think that’s part of the thing that people start having to prepare for now, the possibility of him running,” Zimmer said. “Some of the man coverage stuff that they get, that kind of goes away from us when you’ve got somebody watching him.”
Here is how to watch or listen to the drama unfold, starting at noon Central on Sunday, with rankings, links to the injury report, odds and more:
Chicago Bears (5-10) at Minnesota Vikings (12-3)
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2017 rankings: Vikings 10th on offense (8th rushing and 13th passing) and 1st on defense (2nd vs. run, 2nd vs. pass); Bears 30th on offense (11th rushing, 31st passing) and 8th on defense (9th vs. run, 8th vs. pass).
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium
Date: Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.
Time: Noon CT.
TV: FOX. Kevin Burkhardt on play-by-play with Charles Davis as analyst and Pam Oliver as sideline reporter.
Local Radio: Vikings Radio Network (KFAN-FM 100.3/KTLK-AM 1130). Paul Allen on play-by-play, Pete Bercich as analyst, and Greg Coleman and Ben Leber as sideline reporters.
National Radio: Sirius 83 for the Vikings call and 121 for the Bears call. XM 83 for the Vikings call and 386 for the Bears call.
Streaming: NFL Game Pass
Schedule/odds: Vikings 2017 schedule and game odds.
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