3 matchups the Vikings need to win in Week 12 vs. the Bears

What will give the Minnesota Vikings the edge over the Chicago Bears on Monday night?

Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman Harrison Phillips
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2. Jordan Addison vs. His slump

Vikings rookie wide receiver Jordan Addison has been stellar to start his young career, but over his past three games, he has hit a bit of a wall.

He hasn't been bad by any means, but his numbers have declined in recent weeks after he lit the league on fire.

A lot of this could be attributed to Minnesota losing quarterback Kirk Cousins to a season-ending injury in Week 8, and while that's an awfully huge blow to the entire offense, it's time for Addison to get things back on track and get his numbers up again.

Addison has now gone three straight games without a touchdown, which is the longest streak of his young career. It's not fair to expect him to get a touchdown at such a high rate as he was doing, but a player who had such a knack for hitting paydirt failing to do so now is not ideal.

Addison had a touchdown against Chicago in their first matchup this season, and even though he ended that contest with only three catches, that touchdown was huge for Minnesota as the game was decided by a final score of 19-13.

If the Vikings want to get their offense moving, quarterback Josh Dobbs and Addison must start building a stronger connection. Getting the ball to your best playmakers leads to good things.