Former college teammates Cousins, Foles to meet

Mon 11-16-2020

CHICAGO - Kirk Cousins remembers signing to play for Michigan State, then finding out a few weeks later some prospect from football-obsessed Texas named Nick Foles was joining the Spartans as part of Mark Dantonio's first recruiting class.

It wasn't a good feeling.

Cousins figured he would have a tough time getting off the bench all those years ago. The former college teammates will be on opposite sides when Cousins and the resurgent Minnesota Vikings visit Foles and the struggling Chicago Bears on Monday night at Soldier Field.

Coverage on Xtreme Country 105.7 starts at 6 p.m., with kickoff at 7:15.

Bears coach Matt Nagy is handing off play-calling duties to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor in an effort to lift an offense that ranks among the NFL's worst. Nagy said it was a difficult and necessary move to make.

It's not clear if the change is just for one week or a permanent switch.

Minnesota is 3-5 and has won two straight, beating its other two NFC North foes, Green Bay and Detroit in the last two weeks.

Chicago has lost three in a row after a 5-1 start to slide to 5-4.

The Vikings then Dallas next Sunday.