The Minnesota Vikings (10-5) are back at home today to host the Chicago Bears (7-8) at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

The Vikings are looking to get things back on track before the playoffs following Monday night's loss to the Packers in Minneapolis. The Bears lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 26-3 last Sunday in Chicago.

Win or lose, the Vikings have nailed down the 6th seen in the NFC playoffs -- because of that, many Minnesota starters are not expected to see action in today's game, including quarterback Kirk Cousins.

NFC North Standings

  1. Green Bay Packers (12-3)
  2. Minnesota Vikings (10-5)
  3. Chicago Bears (8-7)
  4. Detroit Lions (3-11-1)
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Vikings running back Dalvin Cook and linebacker Eric Kendricks are listed as 'out' for the game. Running back Alexander Mattison, safety Jayron Kearse, and cornerback Mackenzie Alexander are listed as 'questionable.'

Due to the fact that Minnesota is expected to sit many starters, they are 3½ point underdogs against the Bears today. The Vikings opened as 7½ favorites earlier in the week before the decision to rest players was announced.

The game is set to kickoff at 12:00 PM CT. (TV: FOX, RADIO: 1240 AM & 95.3 FM WJON.)

Skol Vikings!

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.

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