Vikings might not win, but they’ll be ready for the playoffs
Normally with these predictions, I would give you a reason the Vikings would win or lose this game. The reality is that it just doesn’t matter with the Vikings on their way to the playoffs and the Bears getting ready to head to a long offseason. While the players on the field will be auditioning for 2020, the Vikings are in playoff mode and need to do whatever it takes to get ready for the next five weeks.
That makes the objective of this game a little different. If the Vikings can get out of this game without any major injuries, they should be good to go for a trip to either New Orleans or Seattle next Sunday night. If they can pull off a win, they’ll be an 11-win team and feel pretty good no matter where they wind up playing.
If Sean Mannion can manage the offense and Mike Boone can produce on the ground, the Vikings should have a chance to beat a Bears team that is probably booking vacation plans at the moment. It won’t be an exciting afternoon at The Bank, but it should be a victorious one for Minnesota.
Prediction: Vikings 17, Bears 13