Bears (7-2) at Vikings (5-5)
TC Time: 9 p.m., channels 13, 7
Line: Vikings by 3
Injuries: Bears: C Jay Hilgenberg (back), RB-PR Johnny Bailey (hamstring) are questionable; K Kevin Butler (leg), RB Neal Anderson (hamstring), TE James Thornton (foot) are probable. Vikings: DE-DT John Randle (thumb) is questionable; LB Jimmy Williams (knee), WR Anthony Carter (knee) are probable.
Outlook: Bears coach Mike Ditka is 47-12 against NFC Central Division opponents since 1984, when the Bears began a string of 6 titles in 7 years. Not counting 1989, the Bears' only non-title season in that span, Chicago is 45-6 against NFC Central foes. The Vikings, 3-1 since getting off to a terrible start that included a season-opening loss at Chicago, have moved into the wild-card picture and would be just 1 1/2 games out of first place if they win tonight.