5 games Vikings fans should watch during Week 15

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Chicago Bears (7-6) at Green Bay Packers (10-3)

Time: 12 p.m. CT, Sunday
Line: Packers by 4.5 points
Playoff Positioning: Chicago – 8th, Green Bay – 2nd

Of course, the top priority for the Vikings should be looking to overtake the Packers at the top of the NFC North. With a Week 16 showdown in Minneapolis looming, the Vikings have been cheering for the Packers to fall back to them for weeks and may have their opportunity with a resurgent Bears team.

The Bears are making a last stand of their own after seemingly being left for dead when Mitchell Trubisky was benched got injured against the Rams in Week 12. After making a miraculous recovery, Trubisky has played better the past couple of weeks and the Bears have rattled off three straight wins.

Now before we start the Bears hype machine, those three wins came against the New York Giants at home, the Detroit Lions with fifth-string quarterback David Blough and Dallas, who as we mentioned before is leading the NFC East dumpster fire. This trip to Lambeau Field should determine if the Bears are a legitimate threat to the rest of the Vikings or just beneficiaries of an easier schedule.

In a perfect world, however, the Vikings would like the added pressure as it sets up a chance to be in the driver’s seat of the NFC North with a win over the Packers next week. If Green Bay pulls it out, the Vikings would have to hope for a win next week AND a Packers loss to Detroit in Week 17.

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With that being considered, the Vikings should be the biggest Bears fans in the world come Sunday.