Besides its obvious playoff implications, the Bears-Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday becomes a spot referendum on the first year of general manager Phil Emery.
The Bears officially lost their third starter this week when cornerback Tim Jennings was declared out of the Minnesota game with the shoulder injury sustained on an overtime tackle last week agains
While the Bears have been dealing with a string of injuries in recent weeks, their opponent on Sunday just suffered a major blow.
Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher already has been declared out of Sundays game against the Minnesota Vikings with his hamstring injury suffered in the Seattle game.
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