10 Players to Watch: Vikings at Bears in Week 11

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In their own words, here are five Bears and five Vikings to keep an eye on at Soldier Field on Sunday.

BEARS

QB Jay Cutler

“We just have to get better and it starts with me.”

WR Marquess Wilson

“We had him really going at training camp before he got hurt so we were really excited about him.” — Cutler

WR Alshon Jeffery

“He’s kind of been a bit lost the last couple of games. We haven’t utilized him as much as we want to. He’s still an unbelievable receiver and hard to cover.” – Cutler

DE Jared Allen

“[Vikings tackle Matt Kalil] does have good technique. But I consider myself to be a technician as well, so technique can also beat technique.”

LB Lance Briggs

”A man, you have to take your lumps. You have to take your lumps and take responsibility for it and move forward. The only way that things will ever get better is if you accept what just happened and you start working toward changing.”

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VIKINGS

QB Teddy Bridgewater

“I’ve been impressed with him. He’s very poised, highly competitive, throwing the ball very well. Statistically you don’t see it but you can tell it’s going to get better.” — coach Marc Trestman

RB Jerick McKinnon

“He’s a sub 4.4 guy. He’s very quick in the hole and explosive, so we’ve got our work cut out for us.” – Trestman

FB Jerome Felton

“One of the guys that really stands out is their fullback. Most teams you don’t talk about a team’s fullback but the guy is pretty aggressive.” – Briggs

DE Everson Griffen

“I’m not saying I taught Everson. Everson’s got physical gifts that are crazy. But I just love seeing him have success, being able to work with him and play with him.” – Allen

FS Harrison Smith

“They’ve got Harrison Smith in the secondary, who’s a ballhawking safety. So we’ve got to watch out for that.” – running back Matt Forte

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