EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings must play perhaps their best yet this season to emerge from the last six games with a playoff spot, let alone a winning record.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue plans to complete all hearings in the NFL's bounty probe of the Saints by Dec. 4 and make a ruling shortly after.
HOUSTON (9-1) At DETROIT (4-6)
Thursday, 12:30 p.m., CBS
OPENING LINE - Texans by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 7-3; Detroit 4-6
SERIES RECORD - Tied 1-1
MINNESOTA (6-4) At CHICAGO (7-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX
OPENING LINE - OFF
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 5-5; Chicago 5-5
SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 52-48-2