Bear Market: What’s rising, falling after 21-13 victory against Vikings

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A look at who’s rising and falling after Sunday’s win against the Vikings

RISING

Alshon Jeffery: With 11 catches for 135 yards Sunday, Jeffery has 2,549 career yards, the third-most for a Bear player in his first three NFL seasons.

The others are stars: Harlon Hill (3,041) and Mike Ditka (2,774).

Stats: The Bears’ 468 yards was almost double the Vikings’ 243, and their 38:38 time of possession topped Minnesota’s 21:22.

Rush defense: Andrew Sendejo gained 48 rushing yards on the Vikings’ first-quarter fake punt. The rest of the team totaled 48 the rest of the game.

FALLING

Crowd: The Bears had 6,472 unused tickets Sunday, bringing the paid attendance of 61,792 down to 55,320 in actual attendance. The paid attendance was the second-smallest this season behind, oddly, the Packers game.

Unsportsmanlike: Jay Cutler was penalized 15 yards for spiking the football and barking at officials after a first-quarter dead ball.

“Obviously he didn’t like that I did that,” Cutler said of the spike. “I don’t know if I’m the only quarterback that’s banned from it in the league.”

Field goals: Robbie Gould missed his only try Sunday, a 47-yarder, and hasn’t made a field goal since Oct. 12.

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