3. Justin Fields will run for 100 yards against the Vikings
Justin Fields didn’t play well the last time the Bears met the Vikings, completing 10-of-14 passes for 83 yards and an interception while being held to just four yards on two carries before exiting with a shoulder injury. But Monday night could be part of Fields’s last stand as he looks to show he’s the Bears’ franchise quarterback.
Fields’s latest evidence came last week against the Lions when he completed 16-of-23 passes with a touchdown and added 18 carries for 104 rushing yards. While the Bears didn’t win the game, Fields looked like the quarterback he could be, making plays with his arm as well as his legs.
The problem for Fields has been stacking those games together, but the Vikings could present an opportunity to do that. Even with October’s dud, Fields has thrown for 551 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception with 23 carries for 128 yards rushing in three meetings with Minnesota during his career.
Even if his arm may be unpredictable, Fields can bank on his rushing ability, which could help him be effective on Monday night.