3 reasons why the Vikings will beat the Bears in Week 6

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Reason No. 2

The Bears will be without their top-two running backs

The Bears have struggled to run the ball through the first five weeks of the 2023 season. Even though they have struggled, both Khalil Herbert and rookie Roschon Johnson bring an element to the passing game that has been a huge security blanket for Chicago quarterback Justin Fields.

For Sunday's game, Bears running back D'onta Foreman is expected to get a large share of the snaps in the team's offensive backfield.

Foreman has only seen five carries for 16 yards this season as Chicago's No. 3 back, so it is safe to assume there will be some rust that needs to be knocked off for the former member of the Carolina Panthers.

Without Herbert or Johnson, don't be surprised to see Fields be the Bears' leading rusher on Sunday, and interestingly enough, we have seen the Chicago signal-caller be more of a pass-first quarterback this year compared to previous seasons.

If the Vikings can keep Fields in the pocket, they can make the Bears very one-dimensional this weekend in Chicago.