The Vikings head to Soldier Field to face a Bears team that could be without Jay Cutler.
Minnesota's star receiver missed Monday's practice as he recovers from an injured ankle.
The bowl-eligible Minnesota Golden Gophers may face a Big 12 team this postseason.
The Vikings look to get their season back on track on Sunday when they host the Lions in the Metrodome.
The Timberwolves held the Magic under 80 points in an easy victory on Wednesday night.
The top high school junior's narrowed list of schools includes the Gophers.
Minnesota has been looking for answers from its receiving corps after an injury to its top pass catcher.