5 Bears players the Vikings need to worry about on Monday night

(Photo by Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports) Akiem Hicks
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Khalil Mack – OLB

When playing the Bears, the guy wearing No. 52 on defense is always a major concern. Khalil Mack is still one of the best edge rushers in the NFL and the type of defensive player who can make big plays that win football games.

Mack is having another solid season. He’s already got 6.5 sacks, eight tackles for a loss, and 33 total tackles this year. This guy is so quick off the edge and he can use his powerful hands to swat through blocks on his way to the quarterback.

Minnesota will need to try to double Mack up when possible and that could be done with a tight end like Kyle Rudolph or Tyler Conklin paying extra attention to the pass rusher, or maybe even C.J. Ham.

Mack is going to be one of the players the Vikings will have to gameplan to stop. If he’s able to blow by Minnesota’s protection, it’ll be a long day for Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense.