Originally written on NBC Chicago  |  Last updated 11/15/14

TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 12: Quarterback Josh McCown #12 of the Arizona Cardinals rows a pass agaisnt the San Francisco 49ers on December 12, 2004 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The 49ers won in overtime 31-28. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The Bears end their season in Minnesota on Sunday, trying to right a season that fell off a cliff. Here's what you need to know before kickoff. McCown and Bell auditioning for next season: With the Bears many injuries, third-stringers are getting serious playing time and a chance to move up to second string. Quarterback Josh McCown and running back Kahlil Bell made impressive strides against Green Bay, but they need to follow up with a consistent performance to continue to move up. Jared Allen trying for sack record: The NFL's sack leader is in pursuit of the league's single-season record, but will need a Herculean effort to get it. Allen, who has 18.5 sacks this season, needs 4.5 sacks on Sunday to get the record. It seems like a stretch, but he had 4.5 in 2009 against Green Bay, and the Bears have given up five or more sacks three times this season. Where is Purple Jesus? Adrian Peterson went down with an ugly knee injury against the Redskins on Saturday. He tore bo...
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