Prediction No. 3
Justin Fields’s hot streak will continue
Things didn’t look good for Justin Fields a couple of weeks ago as the Bears were getting blasted by the Chiefs, and Fields wondered aloud whether his coaches knew what they were doing. But things have turned around the last two weeks ahead of a matchup with the Vikings' defense.
The Vikings didn’t get torched by Patrick Mahomes, but they didn’t do much to stop him either. While Mahomes threw for just 281 yards (low by his standards), he completed a season-high 75 percent of his passes, which allowed the Chiefs to move the chains and stay on the field.
It’s a continuation of the Vikings’ biggest problems, as they’ve limited big plays better than they did under Ed Donatell last season but have allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete 76.4 percent of their passes. The number trails only the Broncos, who have allowed a 77.3 percent completion rate, and has the Vikings’ allowing the sixth-most yards per passing attempt (8.1) this season.
These numbers should have Fields licking his chops as a quarterback who has completed 41-of-60 passes (68.33 percent) for 493 yards and two touchdowns, as well as run for 82 yards on 15 carries in two career games against the Vikings.