NFL Capsule: Bears at Vikings

NFL Capsule: Bears at Vikings


Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Bears by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chicago 6-6; Minnesota 5-7

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 52-49-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bears No. 9; Vikings No. 18

LAST MEETING - Bears beat Vikings 28-10, Nov. 25

LAST WEEK - Bears lost to Seahawks 23-17 OT; Vikings lost to Packers 23-14





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Bears have won six straight against Vikings, and Vikings coach Leslie Frazier 0-4 against team he once played for. The six-game streak matches longest for Bears in series, set first from 1983-86. ... Bears lead NFL with 34 takeaways, and Vikings tied for 22nd with 15. ... Bears tied for NFC North lead with Packers, who beat them earlier this season. Their rematch is next week at Soldier Field, only home game remaining for Bears. Bears have two-game lead over four-pack of 6-6 teams who trail Seahawks (7-5) for the last wild-card spot in playoffs. That group includes Vikings. ... Bears will be without LB Brian Urlacher, who has pulled hamstring. Vikings won't have WR Percy Harvin, placed on injured reserve after spraining left ankle month ago. ... Bears RB Matt Forte needs 37 yards from scrimmage (rushing or receiving) to reach 1,000 for fifth straight season. ... Bears WR Brandon Marshall has 91 catches, second-most in NFL. He needs 10 more receptions to break team's all-time single-season record, set by Marty Booker in 2001. ... Bears QB Jay Cutler has 13 TD passes with five interceptions in last five games against Vikings. ... Vikings RB Adrian Peterson leads league with 1,446 yards rushing, more than 22 other NFL teams. He has six straight 100-yard games, the longest streak of his career and in Vikings history. ... Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has TD catch in each of last three games. ... Vikings QB Christian Ponder has five games of less than 160 yards passing, including in three of last four games. He avoided being sacked last week against Packers, just second sack-free game he's had this season. But he threw two interceptions and completed only 48 percent of his passes.


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Former Maryland DL Mojo Rawley tells Mike Locksley how the Gronkowski brothers got him into WWE

Former Maryland DL Mojo Rawley tells Mike Locksley how the Gronkowski brothers got him into WWE

With Wrestlemania 36 underway this weekend, Maryland football coach Mike Locksley sat down on Instagram Live with former Terps defensive lineman and current WWE superstar Mojo Rawley to talk about his new career path. 

Rawley's real name is Dean Muhtadi, and he played for the Terps in for two years as a Division III transfer. He finished third on team in sacks that season and despite going undrafted in 2009, found his way to an NFL camp with the Packers. 

Muhtadi spent 2009 with Green Bay and 2010 with the Cardinals before suffering an injury that landed him on injured reserve. It was then where Muhtadi found a new career path thanks to two of his best friends. 

"Dan Gronkowski and Chris Gronkowski played with me at Maryland, two of my closest friends," Rawley said on "Late Night With Locks". "Their dad was one of our coach's roommates in the WWE, so it seemed like a natural fit. We were watching together, and I kinda made a comment like, 'this would be awesome if I could be one of [the wrestlers]. Mr. Gronk made the call and the rest was history."

Rawley has been a WWE superstar and currently stands as Rob Gronkowski's hype man. The former Patriots tight end is WWE's most recent signee and is Wrestlemania 36's host.


The Rock's cheat day, what the Watt brothers are up to, Marcus Stroman get his reps in

The Rock's cheat day, what the Watt brothers are up to, Marcus Stroman get his reps in

First up in Saturday's round-up of the best sports moments on the internet, everyone is trying to stick to as normal of a routine as they can while at home. Quarantine wasn’t going to keep Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock” away from his “cheat day”. Have you ever seen french toast this big in your life? 

Next up, the Watt brothers have been staying in shape working out together and they even have a football field coming soon. Check out JJ Watt painting the lines. He says he has a new respect for groundskeepers now. The stage is set for the Watt brothers!

Finally, no bullpen, no problem! Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman sets up a makeshift bullpen on his boat dock and it even has a mound. Now that is a beautiful place to get your reps in! 

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