Reason No. 1
The Bears defense is really bad
Bears head coach Matt Eberflus is one of the betting favorites to be the first head coach fired in the 2023 season, and for good reason.
Chicago's defense is allowing 384.2 total yards and 286 passing yards per game this year. On the bright side, the Bears run defense has been one of the better units in the league so far, only allowing 98.2 yards on the ground per matchup to their opponents.
Unfortunately for Chicago, this week, they will have to go up against Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, who currently sits second in the NFL in passing yards and leads the league in touchdown passes.
This game will be a big one for Cousins, as it is his first game without Justin Jefferson since 2019, and he will want to prove it wasn't just the superstar wide receiver to thank for Minnesota's offensive success during the last few seasons.
Expect a big game from Vikings 2023 first-round draft pick Jordan Addison, who is in line to assume the No. 1 receiver role and a majority share of the targets in Sunday's contest with Jefferson sidelined.
Along with Addison, the likes of K.J. Osborn, T.J. Hockenson, and Josh Oliver should help open this game wide open for Minnesota.