What are some stats to know about the Minnesota Vikings matchup with the Chicago Bears in Week 10?
When the Minnesota Vikings square off with the Chicago Bears in Week 10 at Soldier Field, two teams heading in opposite directions will be on display. Chicago commenced the 2020 season marvelously with five wins in six games — all over NFC opponents. After that, they dawdled their way to three consecutive losses at the feet of the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, and Tennessee Titans. These three squads are formidable, but a good football team probably finds a way to snag a win during the trio of contests.
Just as the Bears have floundered in the last three weeks, the Vikings have flipped the script. Minnesota began the 2020 campaign with a 1-5 record — one of the worst in team history. Kirk Cousins was a shell of himself, the young defense was not ready for the shiny lights of gameday, and the offensive line struggled to beget any chemistry.
However, a win over the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin seemed to be remedial. The Vikings upset the Packers as 5.5-point underdogs and did so in dramatic fashion with a game-deciding sack orchestrated by rookie defensive end, D.J. Wonnum. Momentum pulsated.
Last week, Minnesota brushed off the Lions flimsy efforts to stifle the newfound impetus. The Vikings down Detroit by a score of 34-20, and a mini-win streak was born.
The Vikings can continue the spree on Monday Night Football. In the spirit of that showdown, here a few things to know about the Vikings-Bears matchup.