LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Sam Bradford tries to shake off a six-sack outing in the Vikings' first loss when Minnesota meets the returning Jay Cutler and the struggling Bears in Chicago tonight.

The Bears (1-6), meanwhile, have struggled through injuries and poor play on offense and defense in their worst start since the 2000 team dropped seven of its first eight. For Cutler, it hasn't been easy to watch.

Cutler will suit up for the first time since he left against Philadelphia in the second game of the season. The five-game absence will be the longest he has returned from in a season and he'll be going against the league's stingiest defense.