The Minnesota Vikings will have their hands full this Sunday as they must figure out a way to stop the Chicago Bears’ best defender.
Before we get to how the Minnesota Vikings can try to stop Khalil Mack, I figure we start this article with a disclaimer. Normally at The Viking Age, we’ll talk about several different matchups that the Vikings could have trouble with during that week’s game and try to explain what it means to the game.
As the Vikings pack their bags and head to Chicago for an important NFC North matchup with the Bears, there are several different things that could contribute to a win or loss at Soldier Field. However, instead of talking about several matchups, we’ll talk about one because if there is one “matchup nightmare” in this week’s game, his name is Khalil Mack.
Mack has been a terror since coming into the league in 2014, but after Jon Gruden inexplicably sent him from the Oakland Raiders to the Chicago Bears prior to the 2018 season, he wasn’t much of a concern to the Vikings. Now tasked with the challenge of slowing him down twice a year, Mack is the one player that could raise enough havoc to de-rail the Vikings chances by himself.
After Monday’s game against the Washington Redskins, where he tallied eight quarterback pressures on Case Keenum, the emphasis on stopping Mack has intensified heading into Chicago. Nobody can find a way to stop this monster of the midway, but what can the Vikings do to at least slow him down?