Nothing like a matchup against a last-place team to regroup from a loss.
So consider this good timing for the Minnesota Vikings.
The NFC North leaders will try to get back to winning when they meet the returning Jay Cutler and last-place Chicago Bears on Monday night.
Minnesota (5-1) had played well enough to overcome its flaws until a post-bye trip to Philadelphia last week.
Sam Bradford was sacked six times against his former team playing behind a struggling offensive line, and the Vikings became the last team in the NFL to lose a game this season, falling 21-10 .
“I’m anxious to see the determination this team has going forward,” coach Mike Zimmer said. “You never know, every team is different, but I think I have a pretty good feeling with these players, and typically, with this football team.”
If the Vikings need a lift, Chicago (1-6) could be the team to provide it.