4 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears – Week 17

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Will the Minnesota Vikings be able to end their 2018 season with a win over the Chicago Bears inside U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday?

This is it. It’s put up or shut up time for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday in their matchup with the Chicago Bears.

The Vikings can still get into the playoffs with a loss, but a win this week will automatically clinch a postseason berth for them. So Minnesota should just take care of business themselves and leave U.S. Bank Stadium with their ninth win of the year on Sunday.

In order for this to happen though, the Vikings will have to be on top of their game against the 11-4 Bears, a team that has already defeated Minnesota earlier this season.

Despite winning eight of their last nine matchups, Chicago has shown some vulnerability over the last few weeks. At the same time, the Vikings’ offense seems to be back on track following the firing offensive coordinator John DeFilippo after Week 14.

So which Minnesota team will show up on Sunday? The one that produced a number or underwhelming performances during the majority of the season or the one that has received excellent play on both sides of the ball over the last two weeks?

When both teams take the field for their late-afternoon kickoff on Sunday, what should be expected from the Vikings’ performance?