Ready for a Brett Favre-tacular preview? Thought so, but too bad.
We’ve gotta address this thing.
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What’s more surprising, that Brett Favre threw for a career high 446 yards last week at the age of 41 or that he hadn’t thrown for more than 445 yards in his 100 years in the NFL? The mind boggles.
Favre’s matchup this week isn’t exciting, he should get sacked twice and might not have Percy Harvin or Sidney Rice. Stranger things have happened, but don’t expect a repeat.
Luckily for the Vikings, Adrian Peterson has made a mockery of the Bears run defense in the past. He averages more than 100 yards per game and almost two touchdowns (11) in six contests against Chicago.
Speaking of rushing games, the Bears hinted that it was something they might be willing to try last week. Chicago rushed for 105 yards as a team, nearly doubling what they had in the previous two weeks combined (127).
Jay Cutler will need the help against a Vikings pass rush that will be far more formidable than the one he saw from the Bills last week.
Jay Cutler, CHI: 19-31, 220 yards, 1.2 TD, 1.1 INT, 15 rush yards
Brett Favre, MIN: 22-36, 239 yards, 0.9 TD, 1.5 INT
Adrian Peterson, MIN: 90 yards, 1.0 TD, 3 catches, 30 receiving yards, 0.1 TD
Matt Forte, CHI: 55 yards, 0.4 TD, 4 catches, 35 receiving yards, 0.4 TD
Chester Taylor, CHI: 25 yards, 0.2 TD, 1 catch, 10 receiving yards
Toby Gerhart, MIN: 5 yards, 1 catch, 10 receiving yards
Percy Harvin, MIN (inj-migraines): 7-90, 0.7 TD, 10 rush yards, 0.1 TD
Johnny Knox, CHI: 4-70, 0.2 TD
Earl Bennett, CHI: 3-35, 0.1 TD
Bernard Berrian, MIN: 4-40
Devin Hester, CHI: 2-20, 0.1 TD
Greg Lewis, MIN: 2-15
Devin Aromashodu, CHI: 1-15
Greg Camarillo, MIN: 1-10
Greg Olsen, CHI: 4-35, 0.4 TD
Visanthe Shiancoe, MIN: 3-40, 0.1 TD
Jim Kleinsasser, MIN: 1-10
Robbie Gould, CHI: 1.2 FG, 2.2 XP
Ryan Longwell, MIN: 0.9 FG, 1.9 XP
Bears: 1.9 sacks, 1.5 INT, 0.6 fumble recovery
Vikings: 2.8 sacks, 1.1 INT, 0.2 fumble recovery