On Sunday, the Vikings will get reacquainted with one of the most-hated opposing quarterbacks in team history.
A decade ago, then-Cardinals quarterback Josh McCown knocked the Vikings out of the playoffs with a last-second touchdown pass to Nate Poole. The officials decided that Poole would have gotten both feet down in bounds if he hadn’t been pushed out. (That rule has since been changed.)
But McCown, who now plays for the Bears, isn’t the story, at least not yet. As the game approaches, both starting running backs are injured. On Thursday, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (groin) didn’t practice. Bears running back Matt Forte (knee) practiced on a limited basis after missing Wednesday’s session.
Elsewhere for the Bears, receiver Brandon Marshall was limited in practice with a quadriceps injury. He didn’t appear on Wednesday’s injury report.
Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes and receiver Joe Webb practiced on a limited basis after missing Wednesday’s session with concussions.