Can Justin Fields stay in the fast lane? 12 key numbers for the Chicago Bears’ Monday night game at the Minnesota Vikings.

After a dispiriting 31-26 loss to the Detroit Lions last weekend, the Chicago Bears are looking to turn the page Monday night when they visit U.S. Bank Stadium for a contest against the Minnesota Vikings.

The two teams faced each other in Week 6 with the Vikings leaving Soldier Field with a 19-13 victory. A lot has happened for and to both teams since, giving the rematch in Minneapolis plenty of intrigue.

As kickoff approaches, here’s a look at a dozen attention-grabbing numbers and nuggets.


Rushing yards by Justin Fields in Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions, his fifth career 100-yard rushing outing. Fields’ 18 rushing attempts were a season high and matched his career high previously set in a Week 11 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last season. (Fields rushed for 85 yards in that game.) Of his 18 rushes against the Lions, four were scrambles for 50 yards, nine came on zone-read keepers (45 yards) and three were called quarterback sweeps (10 yards). Fields also had a failed quarterback sneak on third-and-1 early in the fourth quarter plus a kneeldown to end the first half.


Career games by Fields with a passer rating of at least 100.0. Three of those have come in Fields’ last four starts, including the 105.2 rating he posted in last week’s loss to the Lions. Fields has a 116.5 rating over his past four starts completing 67% of his passes for 844 yards with nine touchdowns and two interceptions. For the season, his 93.3 rating ranks 13th in the NFL between Patrick Mahomes (93.8) and Trevor Lawrence (92.2).


Takeaways by the Bears in Sunday’s 31-26 loss to the Detroit Lions with interceptions coming from Tyrique Stevenson, T.J. Edwards and Tremaine Edmunds and a special teams fumble recovery by Demarquis Gates. It was the Bears’ first game with four takeaways since recording three interceptions and a fumble recovery in a blowout win over the New England Patriots on Oct. 23, 2022. Over the past 20 seasons, the Bears are 62-14 in games in which they had at least three takeaways and 29-5 in contests in which they have had at least four.


The Vikings’ record in one-score games in two seasons under coach Kevin O’Connell. On the way to the NFC North championship in 2022, the Vikings were 11-0 in one-score games and have followed that up with a 5-5 mark this season. By contrast, the Bears are 2-11 in one-score games during the same span under coach Matt Eberflus.


Teams Vikings quarterback Josh Dobbs has been on since entering the NFL as a fourth-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017. Dobbs has been with four organizations in 2023 alone, finishing last season with the Tennessee Titans, signing with the Cleveland Browns in March, being traded to the Arizona Cardinals in late August and then dealt again to the Vikings last month. Dobbs has also had two stints with both the Steelers and Browns, has also been with the Jacksonville Jaguars and had a two-week stop on the Detroit Lions practice squad last season.


Consecutive games in which Dobbs has scored a rushing touchdown this season. Two of those games came with the Cardinals and he has now rushed for a TD in all three of his games with the Vikings. Dobbs has 389 rushing yards on the season, second among quarterbacks behind Lamar Jackson (535). Dobbs’ six rushing touchdowns as a quarterback this season trail only Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts (9) and Buffalo’s Josh Allen (7).


Average receiving yards per game this season by DJ Moore in the six contests Fields has both started and finished. That included a seven-catch, 96-yard effort against the Lions last week. Moore caught a 39-yard TD pass in that loss and now ranks 14th in the NFL in catches (59) and eighth in both receiving yards (889) and receiving touchdowns (6).


Touchdowns this season by Vikings receiver Jordan Addison, /tied for/ the most among all NFL rookies alongside Dolphins running back Devon Achane. Addison, who has 48 catches and 647 yards this season, also joins Bengals star Ja’Marr Chase as the only players in the league to have multiple TD receptions of at least 60 yards.


The Bears’ third-down conversion rate this season, which ranks 10th in the NFL even after a choppy 5-for-13 effort in last week’s loss. The Bears also rank in the top 10 of the NFL in rushing offense (fourth, 139.5 yards per game) and red zone efficiency (fifth, 62.1%). That makes them one of just four teams in the top 10 across all three categories, joining the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles. For what it’s worth, the Bears went 6-for-14 on third down in their first meeting with the Vikings.


Made field goals of at least 50 yards this season by Bears kicker Cairo Santos, including last week’s 53-yarder at Ford Field. Santos is perfect this season on kicks from 50 yards or longer and is tied for fourth this season on made kicks of at least 50 yards. Dustin Hopkins of the Browns and Matt Gay of the Colts have each made seven field goals of at least 50 yards while Evan McPherson of the Bengals has made six.


The Vikings’ regular-season record at home since U.S. Bank Stadium opened in 2016. That’s a .684 overall winning percentage inside the building. In the final 10 seasons of the Metrodome, the Vikings had a .625 winning percentage. The Vikings have had a winning home record in six of their seven previous seasons in the new stadium but are just 2-3 there this season. The Bears are 3-4 in their seven trips to U.S. Bank Stadium.


The Bears’ record this season against teams currently inside the playoff picture. The losses have come against the Chiefs, Vikings, Saints and Lions. The Bears were 1-5 in 2022 against teams that qualified for the postseason. Their lone victory was a 19-10 upset of the 49ers during a heavy downpour in the season opener.


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