NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Minnesota Vikings by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
MINNESOTA VIKINGS (15)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings don't have a secret to success, really, because their formula is so obvious.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Coach Lovie Smith realizes the Chicago Bears no longer control their fate in the NFC North. Their playoff hopes still are in their hands, though.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says he expects to play this week against Green Bay.