The Minnesota Vikings travel home for a date with the Chicago Bears on Sunday at noon CST, the fifth regular season game of the 2022 season. The Vikings won, and the Bears lost in Week 4, setting up a quasi-desperation game for Chicago if they are to be considered a playoff team (which is kind of a longshot in general).
The team lost rookie safety Lewis Cine for the season last weekend, a brutal blow for Cine, the Vikings, and fans. The Bears also have some injuries in the secondary for Week 5.
Chicago has three players formally on the injury report.
These are each team’s injured players one day before Week 5.
Vikings Injury Report
OUT – Ben Ellefson (TE, groin)
QUESTIONABLE – Andrew Booth (CB, quad)
QUESTIONABLE – Jalen Nailor (WR, hamstring)
Bears Injury Report
DOUBTFUL – Dane Cruikshank (S, hamstring)
DOUBTFUL – Jaylon Johnson (CB, quad)
QUESTIONABLE – David Montgomery (RB, ankle)
Bears players Matt Adams (LB), Ryan Griffin (TE), Jaylon Jones (CB), Justin Jones (DL), and Sterling Weatherford (LB) were hampered or didn’t partake in practice at points throughout the week but were removed from the final injury report.
The Vikings are favored by 7.5 points over the Bears in Week 5. Minnesota leads the all-time win-loss series over Chicago, 63-57-2 (.524). Too, Chicago has lost to Minnesota three times in the last five showdowns.
Bears quarterback Justin Fields makes his Minneapolis debut on Sunday, having not yet played in the city as a starter at any level of football.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).