Everything You Need to Know About This Week’s Vikings Game: Week 6 at the Chicago Bears

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The Minnesota Vikings took another step backwards in Week 5, falling to the Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 and dropping their record to 1-4.

Now, the Vikings head out on the road for their first divisional game of the season, taking on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

Here is everything you need to know about this week’s Vikings game as Minnesota attempts to get back on track in Week 6.

Where to Watch This Week’s Vikings Game

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Jan 15, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn (17) is congratulated by head coach Kevin O’Connell after scoring a touchdown against the New York Giants during the second quarter of a wild card game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Vikings’ Week 6 matchup against the Chiefs will take place on Sunday, October 15th with kickoff scheduled for 12 PM Central. The game will be broadcast on FOX, so fans in the Twin Cities can tune in on FOX9.

Bears/Vikings History

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Jan 8, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison (2) celebrates his rushing touchdown during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

The Bears and Vikings have been rivals for a very long time. In fact, the first game in Vikings history back on September 17th, 1961, was against these Bears, and Minnesota won 37-13. In total, the two teams have played 124 times, including one game in the playoffs, which the Bears won on New Year’s Day in 1995.

Despite the playoff loss, the Vikings lead the all-time series with 65 wins compared to 57 for the Bears. The two teams have also tied twice.

Vikings Spotlight Player: WR Jordan Addison

Aug 10, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) during warmups prior to the game at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Jefferson is out for at least the next four games as he heads to IR with his hamstring injury. As a result, Minnesota is in dire need of someone to step up at the wide receiver position. Currently, the receiver room on the 53-man roster is extremely thin, containing only Jordan Addison, K.J. Osborn, and Brandon Powell.

Addison was selected by the team in the first round of the 2023 Draft for a reason, and now, he has a huge opportunity in front of him to take the reins of the offense. The same can be said of K.J. Osborn, who is still trying to earn a big payday for next season.

Bears Spotlight Player: RB Roschon Johnson

Sep 24, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Chicago Bears running back Roschon Johnson (23) catches a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Roschon Johnson went a bit under the radar during his collegiate days at Texas playing behind Bijan Robinson. However, in his short time at the NFL level, he’s showing why he was worth a fourth-round flyer.

So far this season, the rookie RB has totaled 36 touches for 180 yards and a touchdown. With Khalil Herbert doubtful to play this weekend because of an ankle sprain suffered last Thursday against the Commanders, Johnson seems in line to get the majority of the workload in the backfield on Sunday.

Week 6 NFL Schedule

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Aug 3, 2023; Eagan, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws a pass during training camp at TCO Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings fans will be preoccupied at 12 PM on Sunday, but there are still plenty of fun matchups to check out across the league this week. Here is a look at the full Week 6 NFL schedule. All game times are listed in Central Time.

Thursday, October 12th

  • Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, 7:15 PM

Sunday, October 15th

  • Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans, 8:30 AM (London)
  • Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins, 12 PM
  • New Orleans Saints at Houston Texans, 12 PM
  • Washington Commanders at Atlanta Falcons, 12 PM
  • Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars, 12 PM
  • Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals, 12 PM
  • Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, 12 PM
  • San Francisco 49ers at Cleveland Browns, 12 PM
  • New England Patriots at Las Vegas Raiders, 3:05 PM
  • Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 3:25 PM
  • Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams, 3:25 PM
  • Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets, 3:25 PM
  • New York Giants at Buffalo Bills, 7:20 PM

Monday, October 16th

  • Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers, 7:15 PM

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Aug 3, 2023; Eagan, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Danielle Hunter (99) during training camp at TCO Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of PurplePTSD.com. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.