6 toughest games on the Vikings 2022 schedule

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No. 4: Week 18 at Bears

Chicago lost Khalil Mack and Allen Robinson this offseason but that doesn’t mean the Bears will be a team that will just roll over in the final week of the season. Sure, the team from the windy city might not be playing for much at that point, but playing the spoiler if Minnesota is in the hunt for a Wild Card playoff spot would be a feather in their cap.

The Bears are a team that also has a new direction this season but still have some interesting weapons on both sides of the ball that can surprise. Darnell Mooney and Byron Pringle are both capable receivers and David Montgomery is a strong runner.

Defense is always a big part of Chicago’s game. This year, they will have a good mix of youth and experience to tackle a Vikings team that would love to establish a balanced attack against their division foe.

The weather could be the biggest factor. Of course, U.S. Bank Stadium is a beautiful place for Minnesota to play but an outdoor game at Soldier Field in January isn’t something any team loves to see on their schedule.

Major Challenges:

  • Bad weather
  • Finishing the season strong
  • Winning in the trenches