5 things to know about the Vikings and Bears for Week 10
By Dustin Baker
1. Chicago allows the fewest touchdowns in the NFL to opponents
It is a prerequisite of Chicago’s cellular memory to be an astute defense ballclub. The offense is usually a different story, but the Bears defense is always the spine to its skeletal system. Chicago historically boasts players [linebackers] like Mike Singletary, Brian Urlacher, and Khalil Mack. It is perhaps a matter of luck or happenstance that they resemble a linebacker factory, but this tendency is a remarkable one for Bears Nation.
The defense-first culture is in full effect for 2020. Chicago surrenders just 1.9 touchdowns per game, and this is tops in the NFL. Following the Bears in this metric are the Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Rams, Baltimore Ravens, and Kansas City Chiefs. For inquisitive brains, the Vikings rank 16th in this parameter. Minnesota allows three touchdowns per contest to opponents.
Head coach Mike Zimmer’s bunch will probably need to score more than 1.9 touchdowns at Soldier Field to exit triumphantly. Dalvin Cook and Kirk Cousins better chisel their game faces.