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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The familiar refrain from the Minnesota Vikings this week was about "controlling our own destiny."
Minnesota begins the crucial stretch-run of its season on Sunday when it travels to face the Chicago Bears with the NFC North race to be decided between the Vikings (6-4), Bears (7-3) and Green Bay Packers (7-3) over the final six weeks.
Everything is in front of Minnesota; the division, the playoffs, and the teams they need to chase to make each a reality. Four of the final six games are against Chicago and Green Bay, including three in a row. A win Sunday, combined with a Packers' loss, would have the Vikings tied for the division lead.
Minnesota has put itself in this position to play meaningful games in November and December and help determine the outcome of the division.
Here are five things to watch Sunday as the Vikings begin the pivotal stretch:
1. Cutler or Campbell?
Perhaps the biggest question in Sunday's game doesn't involve ...
BEST OF MAXIM
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. After missing practice all week, Minnesota Vikings leading receiver Percy Harvin returned briefly Friday -- but only for stretching ahead of Sunday's important NFC North game at Chicago.
Harvin, who leads Minnesota and is tied for eighth in the league with 62 catches, has been out since Nov. 4 including last week's bye week -- with a badly sprained ankle...
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin has dealt with a variety of injuries in his career and it now appears the Vikings will be without the speedy receiver again this week. Harvin has been dealing with a sprained left ankle and is officially listed as doubtful on the team’s injury report. Minnesota is coming off their bye week and the additional week off was thought to have helped...
Will Jay Cutler play on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings? That question is tough to answer right now but it should be answered tomorrow.
Despite Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith’s comments over the past two weeks that Cutler was on track or “looking good” it is worth nothing that Cutler has not been cleared to play. Cutler also has not suggested that he would play or...
The Bears "anticipate" quarterback Jay Cutler (concussion) will start Sunday against Minnesota since he has met concussion protocol to this point. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora, CBSSports.comFantasy Spin:Cutler still has to pass an independent concussion test. We'll keep track of this situation as Sunday draws closer.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has passed his final concussion test. He'll be active for Sunday's game against the Vikings. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora, CBSFantasy Spin:Fantasy owners can let out a sigh of relief. Cutler threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns in his one game against the Vikings last season.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin didn’t practice
yesterday and isn’t expected to suit up this weekend against the Chicago Bears,
according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, while the team is expecting to
have running back Adrian Peterson (ankle), defensive lineman Jared Allen
(shoulder) and wide receiver Michael Jenkins (foot).
According to CBS Sports...
Two key players have been questionable heading into week 12 of the NFL regular season. Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has been dealing with lasting effects of a concussion suffered against the Houston Texans. Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones has been nursing an ankle injury and while he did play a limited number of snaps last week, he was officially listed as questionable.
The Texans and Falcons keep their top two spots after hard-fought victories, while the Packers moved up one spot after barely eeking out a win in which their kicker missed three field goals. The big fall comes from Chicago, a team that looked absolutely horrible without Jay Cutler.
1. Houston Texans (9-1) LW: 1
2. Atlanta Falcons (9-1) LW: 2
3. Green Bay Packers (7-3) LW: 4
CHICAGO -- On the Bears' first two offensive plays against Minnesota on Sunday, quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte botched a handoff for a lost fumble, and Cutler tripped over a teammate and sacked himself for a five-yard loss. But the Vikings couldn't do much with the opportunities, and Cutler then unleashed an effective short passing game, the even more...
And we're going through the whole thing again...
Last year after Ndamukong Suh decided to do some damage to a rival player on Thanksgiving... he apparently did the same thing to a quarterback again this year...
Damage... not an identical injury...
Here's what happened this year- intentional or otherwise...
((HT: NFL on CBS))
"I really don't have anything...
Happy Thanksgiving, y’all. The things I’m thankful for today include the amazing Chef Spouse, my new business, and the fact that the Eagles aren’t playing today and thus won’t ruin what should be a lovely holiday.
What with the feast preparations, getting my picks in got a little delayed. So I’ll be brief:
Panthers at Eagles for MNF: Panthers. I think it’s entirely...