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Santonio Holmes

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer taking Bears game in stride

First-year Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is on high alert this week, taking nothing for granted in light of the Bears' non-competitive showings in their last two games.

"In the NFL, every game is so different," he said on a teleconference call Wednesday. "This is the honest-to-God truth, we are so concerned about what we do and how we do it and how we prepare that … obviously we study them and everything they do, but we look at it as this is one game where we have to prepare and play our best and (expect) the Bears will play very well, as well."

Zimmer has the Vikings (4-5) coming out of their off week riding momentum of consecutive...