BEARS vs. VIKINGS: Week 11 Pre-Gamin' – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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BEARS vs. VIKINGS: Week 11 Pre-Gamin’ – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

At this point, the only thing left for second-year Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky to do is pick up a signature win in a primetime game against a divisional opponent.

We waited patiently for a breakout and were rewarded in Week 4 against the Buccaneers. Trubisky followed that performance with a strong showing against the Dolphins despite a losing effort. And when we found ourselves yearning for Trubisky to lead a triumphant effort against a divisional foe, that happened too. The stakes have never been higher for Trubisky as he faces what is the biggest test of his pro career with first place on the line in front of a nationally televised audience.

And if you weren’t convinced it was a big game, here’s Mike Singletary to pump us up:

Yep, I’m ready. Are you?

Game Info

Chicago Bears (6-3, 1st NFC North) vs. Minnesota Vikings (5-3-1, 2nd NFC North) – 7:20 CT, NBC (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michelle Tafoya), WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9

Odds: Bears (-2.5), Over/Under 43.5, via the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas.

Game Thread and Week 11 Preview

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, we can watch the Bears keep on keepin’ on as they march toward a potential postseason run.

Your Week 11 Preview lives here.

Coaches

Matt Nagy (6-3) vs. Mike Zimmer (44-28-1)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky: 2,304 yards, 19 TD, 7 INT, 65.5 completion pct., 101.6 rating

Last week vs. Lions: 23-30, 355 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT, 148.6 rating

versus

Vikings: Kirk Cousins: 2,685 yards, 17 TD, 5 INT, 71.3 completion pct., 102.2 rating

Last game vs. Lions (11/4): 18-22, 164 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 93.9 rating

Bears Inactives:

Bears Expected Offensive Starters

  • QB Mitch Trubisky
  • RB Jordan Howard
  • RB Tarik Cohen
  • WR Allen Robinson
  • WR Taylor Gabriel
  • TE Trey Burton
  • LT Charles Leno Jr.
  • LG James Daniels
  • C Cody Whitehair
  • RG Bryan Witzmann
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

  • DT Akiem Hicks
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • OLB Khalil Mack
  • ILB Danny Trevathan
  • ILB Roquan Smith
  • OLB Leonard Floyd
  • CB Kyle Fuller
  • CB Prince Amukamara
  • CB Bryce Callahan
  • FS Eddie Jackson
  • SS Adrian Amos

Bears Specialists

  • Cody Parkey (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Patrick Scales (long snapper), Benny Cunningham, Taquan Mizzell Sr. (kick returners), Tarik Cohen (punt returner)

Vikings Inactives:

Vikings Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Kirk Cousins
  • HB Dalvin Cook
  • FB C.J. Ham
  • WR Adam Thielen
  • WR Stefon Diggs
  • TE Kyle Rudolph
  • LT Riley Reiff
  • LG Tom Compton
  • C Pat Elflein
  • RG Mike Remmers
  • RT Rashod Hill

Vikings Defense Expected Starters:

  • DE Danielle Hunter
  • DT Sheldon Richardson
  • NT Linval Joseph
  • RE Everson Griffen
  • WLB Ben Gedeon
  • MLB Eric Kendricks
  • SLB Eric Wilson
  • LCB Trae Waynes
  • RCB Xavier Rhodes
  • FS Harrison Smith
  • SS Anthony Harris

Vikings Specialists:

  • Dan Bailey (kicker), Matt Wile (punter), Kevin McDermott (long snapper), Marcus Sherels (kick return, punt return)


Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.