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Dan Parr
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By Dan Parr

We saw the Vikings play with a greater sense of urgency late in Week Nine when they came back to beat the Cardinals, but can they keep playing that way, and will the Bears, who are in a more comfortable position with a 5-3 record, be able to match that intensity if the Vikings do pick up where they left off?

There's been a lot of focus on comparing quarterbacks Brett Favre and Jay Cutler this week and, with both teams playing solid run defense, it could come down to which of these sometimes reckless quarterbacks makes the fewest mistakes. In the end, the Vikings' defense will stuff RBs Matt Forté and Chester Taylor, and Cutler will take several hits from pass rushers. He won't bring the Bears back after they fall behind in the fourth quarter.

Favre will do just enough to keep Minnesota's playoff hopes alive.

Prediction: Vikings 28, Bears 21

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