Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings: 5 players to watch

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Cornerback: Marcus Cooper

In a game that will be decided by who the Vikings play at quarterback, the Chicago Bears pass defense could be in trouble. If Sam Bradford comes back from an injury that has kept him out for the past few weeks, the offense will likely go back to check downs and passes under 25 yards. If Case Keenum continues to start, he will look downfield to continue throwing deep balls to Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.

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According to PFF, Marcus Cooper has played 111 coverage snaps in the first 4 games. In those games his coverage grade has been 62.7, good enough for 58th in the NFL.

With Dalvin Cook being diagnosed with a torn ACL, the Vikings defense will have to defend more on the passing game to stay competitive. In the first quarter of the season Cook had been the vikings bell cow at the running back position. Now the team will have to start Latavius Murray, who they signed in the offseason for a considerable amount of money.