The Bears will need all hands on deck to slow down the NFLs leading rusher Adrian Peterson, and to get after Christian Ponder when he is forced to throw.
The importance of this game is elevated with the Packers and Vikings both coming off wins last week while Chicago dropped a game to the 49ers. As the NFC North currently stands, the Green Bay Packers at 7-3, sits atop the division. Chicago also 7-3, is one game ahead of the 6-4 Vikes.
A Bears loss on Sunday will drop them all the way to 3rd in the NFC North, and even further down the jumbled NFC Wildcard race.