The Minnesota Vikings will have to exorcise a slew of demons to get past the Chicago Bears in Week 10.
Halloween has been long gone but like most things in 2020, the demons that come with it are still in the air for the Minnesota Vikings.
Like a ghost story that’s told around a campfire, the Vikings tend to shiver when the words “Soldier Field” are mentioned. With Minnesota facing a must-win against the Chicago Bears on Monday night, those demons are only amplified.
The Vikings enter Monday night’s game with a 3-5 record and find themselves 2.5 games out of the final playoff spot in the NFC. The good news is that the Bears team they will be facing have lost their past three games after starting 5-1. But the events in which they’ll see Chicago is what will grab the headlines.
Minnesota has won just three times in their past 21 trips to Soldier Field. To add insult to injury, Kirk Cousins owns an 0-9 record on Monday nights and he hasn’t defeated the Bears since joining the Vikings during the 2018 season. Put it all together and it screams for another Minnesota loss.
But there are reasons for optimism. The Vikings have played better in the past two weeks and with Dalvin Cook producing at a historic race, there’s a chance they can get back into the playoff picture if they keep rattling off wins. The question is, how long will it last?
We’ll try to give our predictions on what could happen to Minnesota on Monday night and if they can come away with their first victory against Chicago in nearly three years.