4 Bears players the Vikings should be the most concerned about

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David Montgomery – RB

David Montgomery missed the first game against the Vikings this season with an injury. Cordarrelle Patterson ended up taking the majority of the handoffs for the Bears during that matchup and Minnesota was able to shut him down for the most part. The Vikings will have to work extra hard to have the same results against this dual-threat back on Sunday.

Montgomery returned from his concussion in Week 12 and he has been on a tear since then. He has run for nearly 300 yards in his last three games in addition to three touchdowns. During this time, he also caught 12 passes for over 120 yards and another score.

While the three teams he faced have some of the worst run defenses in the NFL, it does appear that Montgomery is hitting his stride when the Bears need it the most.

The Vikings are currently allowing about 120 rushing yards a game which ranks in the bottom half of the league. Minnesota defensive tackles Shamar Stephen and Jaleel Johnson have really struggled in this area all season long and with Eric Kendricks’ status for Sunday still in question, Montgomery has a great shot to have his fourth solid game in a row.

The Vikings also need to be aware of Montgomery’s ability to catch the football and be sure their linebackers are ready to stick stride-for-stride with him every time Chicago drops back to pass.

This is going to be a big test for Minnesota’s defense on Sunday and if they can’t stiffen up, Montgomery could lead the Bears to the road victory.